Regardless of the method you use to heat your home, the United States Consumer and Product Safety Commission encourages you to:
- Equip your home with at least one smoke alarm on each floor and outside sleeping areas.
- Install a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm that meets the requirements of the current standards in the hallway near every separate sleeping area of the home.
- Keep at least one dry-powder operative, ABC-type fire extinguisher in the home at all times.
- Keep areas around heat sources free of paper and trash.
- Store paints, solvents and flammable liquids away from all heat and ignition sources.
- Develop a fire-escape plan before a fire occurs. Be certain that all members of the household understand the plan and are able to carry out the plan in the case of emergency.
- Be sure the fire-escape plan includes a predetermined meeting place outside the house.
- If your clothing does catch fire, do not run! Drop down immediately, cover your face with your hands and roll to smother the flames. Teach your family how to do this.
- Have annual safety checks on all home heating equipment.
Learn More About Our South Carolina Homeowner's Insurance Policies
At Farm Bureau Insurance, we are concerned with your safety. We hope you never experience misfortune, but just in case, we want you to be prepared. Learn more about the homeowner's insurance policies, including dwelling fire insurance, that we offer to our South Carolina members.