Fire Inspection Checklist

Summarizing the Checklist

To make sure your home is safe, look for the following items:

  • Electrical cords are in good condition and used safely (not under carpet or across walking areas)
  • Appliances and lights are plugged into separate electrical outlets
  • All smoke alarms work when tested
  • All escape routes are clear of clutter and easily accessible
  • Curtains and other things that can burn are away from the stovetop
  • Portable space heaters are off whenever you go to sleep or are not in a room and are 3 feet away from anything that can burn
  • The clothes dryer has a clean vent and filter
  • You stay in the kitchen whenever food is cooking on the stovetop
  • The furnace has been inspected in the past year
  • The chimney has been inspected and cleaned in the past year