Home Fire Safety Tips for High Rises; Help Us Help You Keep your Family Safe – Community Advisory

Each year, fires strikes homes. Families lose loved one who fall victim to fire. In some cases, those losses could have been prevented. There is an old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Fire prevention is everybody's business. Take a moment to review the below fire prevention safety tips for high rises.

Fire Prevention in High-Rises:

Keep combustibles away from ignition sources.

If you’re a smoker, be extremely careful and use suitable ashtrays.

Do not hang things from sprinkler heads.

Keep sprinkler heads clear, do not pile boxes within three feet of sprinkler heads.

Do not store boxes in stairwells and corridors, avoid clutter!

Assign someone to maintain the building’s safety systems; exit signs, fire doors, alarm systems, emergency lighting and sprinkler systems.

Promptly report any problems.

Avoid overloading electrical extension cords or surge protectors.

Participate in fire drills and take them seriously. If you are prepared when an actual emergency occurs, it will save your life and the lives of others.

*Taken from the Baltimore City Fire Department*