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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Fire Safety Tips

Citizens can do many things to increase the fire safety readiness of their homes. These include:

  • Regularly Check Smoke Alarms - take advantage of NOFD's Free Smoke Dectector Installation Program and have fire fighters install working smoke detectors in homes
  • Don't Overload Circuits - do not place cords and wires under rugs or in high traffic areas. Have outlets that sputter or emit an odor professionally repaired or replaced.
  • Follow Manufacturer's Directions - Overheating, unusual smells, shorts and sparks are all warning signs that appliances need to be shut off, then replaced or repaired.
  • Use Safety Caps - cover unused outlets, especially if there are small children in the home
  • Practice Generator SafetyKeep anything combustible at least three feet away.
  • Have a Fire Escape Plan - Practice an escape plan from every room of the home or business. Ensure family members of all ages have an emergency phone number and alternate meeting spot memorized.

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Last updated: 12/17/2014 3:59:35 PM

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