Space Heater Hijinks
Always put space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn or catch fire. Don't forget to turn them off before you go to sleep or leave the house!
If there is a fire, check the door with the back of your hand to feel if it's hot, stay low to the ground, and go to your family meeting place. NEVER go back into a burning building. Get a fire escape plan here.
Don't trip up. Never put electrical cords underneath rugs, and always make sure loose carpet, rugs and wood floorboards that stick up are secured. Check out this Spring Cleaning Checklist for more tips!
Keep Window Watch
The safest windows open from the top and have window guards and cordless blinds.
Gun Safety Guidelines
If you own guns and keep them in the house, make sure you are extra careful to lock them up in a secure safe. (A safe stored in the basement is best.) Make sure the safety is on, and keep your kids far away from where they're stored.