Fire Inspection Checklist

Become an Official Safety Inspector

Make sure your home is safe and inspect for risks. View the certificate that your child can fill out to become an official safety inspector for your home.

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