Apartments and Condos
Every resident of an apartment building or high-rise should plan to be fire safe; it's everyone's responsibility. Follow the important fire safety and prevention tips below so you will be better prepared for fire planning ahead for a fire could save your life.
- Keep your apartment key in easily accessible place. If you are forced to leave because of fire, taking key with you because you may need to reenter your apartment and wait for firefighters if your exits a block.
- Be sure to maintain all smoke detectors in your apartment. Test them at least once a month and change their batteries twice a year.
- Report all fire hazards, like piled up trash or blocked exits, to your buildings superintendent. If your superintendent doesn't correct the problem, report the condition to your local fire department.
- Cooking fires are the leading cause of residential fires so take care when in the kitchen. Put a lid on grease fires, never use water. And never leave cooking unattended.