Home Life Safety Survey

The Wilmette Fire Department developed a short home life safety checklist for residents to use.  Please complete the survey in your home and send us the results – we’re interested to know!

    Smoke Alarms
    There is at least one smoke alarm on every floor in common areas. YesNo
    There is at least one smoke alarm in each bedroom. YesNo
    Smoke alarm batteries are changed at least every six (6) months. YesNo
    Smoke alarms are less than 10 years old. YesNo
    Smoke alarms are interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound (best protection). YesNo
     
    Carbon Monoxide Alarms
    Carbon monoxide alarms are located on each level of the home. YesNo
    Carbon monoxide alarms are less than 7 years old. YesNo
    Carbon monoxide alarms are fully functional. YesNo
     
    Electrical and Appliance Safety
    Electrical cords do not run underneath rugs. YesNo
    Electrical cords are not frayed or cracked. YesNo
    Circuit-protected, multi-prong adapters are used for additional outlets. YesNo
    Large and small appliances are plugged directly into wall outlets. YesNo
    All receptacle and switch faceplates are installed and in good condition. YesNo
    Kitchen and bathrooms have GFCI outlets anywhere within 6 feet of water outlets and are working properly. YesNo
    Clothes dryer lint filter and venting system are clean. YesNo
     
    Cooking / Kitchen Safety
    Cooking area is free from items that can catch fire. YesNo
    Kitchen stove hood is clean and vented outside. YesNo
    Pots are never left unattended on the stove. YesNo
    Small appliances are unplugged while not in use. YesNo
    Adults are always present when the stovetop is in use. YesNo
     
    Family Room / Fireplace Safety
    All fireplaces have a proper screen and hearth. YesNo
    All combustibles are at least 3 feet from space heaters and fireplaces. YesNo
     
    Home Escape Plan
    All bedrooms have two ways out - window and a door. YesNo
    There is a designated meeting place near the front of the home for all family members. YesNo
    All family members have reviewed and practiced the escape plan. YesNo
     
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