Home Safety Checklist


The main objective of the Greenville Fire Department Home Safety Checklist is to ensure a safe environment for the citizens of Greenville. Correct any problems now to prevent a tragedy.
  • Store matches and lighters out of the reach of children
  • Do not use extension cords as a permanent power supply
  • Remove plugs from overloaded outlets
  • Do not place extension cords under rugs or carpet
  • Allow for at least one foot of air space around electronic equipment to avoid overheating
  • Keep fireplaces screened and cleaned regularly
  • Do not store snacks or other items that are tempting to children above the range; a child reaching for something above the range could get burned
  • Keep heating equipment at least three feet away from any combustible material
  • Never leave cooking food unattended
  • Always run water over a match before discarding it in the trash
  • Never use gasoline to start a fire
  • Working smoke detectors should be located on each level of a residence, one outside of every sleeping area. The batteries in smoke detectors should be replaced twice a year, once in the spring when we set our clocks forward and once in the fall when we set our clocks back. Smoke detectors should be checked once a month. Learn more about your smoke detector
  • There should be at least one ABC or ABCD fire extinguisher located in the kitchen in an easily accessible location
  • Practice a fire drill every six months