Fire Safety Essentials

Preparation Is Key to Protection

When a fire breaks out at a residence, those inside have moments to act. Use the resources and tips on this page to help ensure occupant safety.

Install Detection Devices and Keep Homeowners Safe

Smoke Detectors
Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors sound when there are smoke particles in the air. They use one of three sensors:
• Ionization - responds more quickly to fast-flaming fires
• Photoelectric - responds more quickly to smoldering fires
• Dual Sensor - incorporates both technologies for optimal protection

Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors sense toxic levels of carbon monoxide.

Combination Detectors
Combination Detectors

Combination detectors offer protection from both smoke and carbon monoxide.


Keep Your Devices Backed Up

Though some detectors are equipped with 10-year sealed batteries, many require 9V, AA or AAA batteries. Hardwired models also use battery backups. Keep batteries stocked for easy and fast replacement. Ideally, batteries should be changed twice per year

Protect Your Facility and Staff

Fire Extinguishers

Position Fire Extinguishers for Easy Access

Used properly by a trained individual, fire extinguishers can prevent fires from growing out of control. Ensure fire extinguishers are stored in fire suppression cabinets to protect your extinguishers from theft or damage.

Exit Signs

Prepare for Evacuation

In the unfortunate event of a fire that cannot be contained, it is crucial to have a well-designed, well-rehearsed evacuation plan. Secure escape ladders and outfit hallways/doorways with ample emergency exit lighting and signage.

Essential Safety Products

Essential Fire Safety Products & Resources