Tips for Making Your Home Fire-Safe:
- Install smoke alarms.
- Test smoke alarms regularly.
- Place one or more ABC rated fire extinguishers in your home.
- Consider installing automatic fire sprinklers when possible.
- Be extremely cautious using portable heaters and follow all instructions carefully.
- Never smoke in bed.
- Never leave candles burning unattended.
- Do not overload electrical outlets or power strips.
- Do not burn trash outdoors and always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.
- Sweep gutters, roofs, and eaves regularly and remove dead branches around or near chimneys.
- Never leave food cooking unattended.
- Wear clothes with tight fitting sleeves when cooking.
- Keep stove surfaces free from clutter.
- Keep an ABC rated fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
- Install a phone where you sleep.
- Install alarms with flashes and vibration if necessary.
- Designate a family member, roommate, or neighbor to assist you evacuating.
- Determine at least 2 ways out.
- Consider escape ladders for upper floors.
- Choose a meeting place ahead of time for family members and/or neighbors.
- Practice your plan.
- Once you are out, stay out!
- If you must exit through smoke, crawl low along the floor.
- Feel closed doors for heat before opening: use the back of the hand, not the palm.
- Call 9-1-1.
- Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
- Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February, and trails only cooking equipment in home fires year-round.
- Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.
City of West Hollywood Public Safety Department: (323) 848-6414 TTY (323) 848-6496
West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station: (310) 855-8850
For all emergencies, please dial 9-1-1