October is Fire Prevention Month
Prior to your move in, or shortly after your lease was executed, your home was properly installed with
smoke alarms and/or your home’s existing smoke alarms were tested and determined to be in working
order*. If you have concerns that your smoke alarms were not properly installed, are missing, or are not
functioning properly (after you have changed the battery), please immediately contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org, and your concerns will be addressed promptly.
Fire Safety Tips for your Home:
• Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home and outside of all sleeping
• Test smoke alarms monthly and change alkaline batteries at least once every year, or as
instructed. You can use a date you already know, like your birthday or when you change your
clocks, as a reminder.
• Smoke alarms should be installed away from air vents.
• Smoke alarms should be installed on the ceiling or wall, at least 4 inches from corners or
according to manufacturer’s instructions.
• If a smoke alarm sounds during normal cooking or when bathing, press the hush button if the
smoke alarm has one. Open the door or window or fan the area with a towel to get the air
moving. Do not disable the smoke alarm or take out the batteries. If this happens often, the
smoke alarm will need to be relocated
• Prepare and practice an escape route with all residents in the home, including children.
• Know two ways to exit from every room in your home.
• Make sure safety bars on windows can be opened from inside your home.
• Keep clothes, blankets, curtains, towels and other flammable items at least three feet from
space heaters, and away from stove burners.
• Place space heaters where they will not tip over easily.
• Clear away trash, flammables and decorative materials.
• Never leave cooking unattended.
• Be sure your stove and small appliances are off before going to bed.
• Check for worn wires and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
• Never overload electrical sockets.
• Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
• Never leave cigarettes unattended. Never smoke in bed and make sure cigarette ashes are out.
For more fire prevention information, visit www.usfa.fema.gov/campaigns/smokealarms.
The above information was brought to you today by Carrington Property Services, LLC and PG Management Group, LLC