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Home Fire Safety Tips

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If a house fire starts in your home, do you have the correct precautions in place to keep you and your loved ones safe? In 2015 alone, there were 501,500 structure fires in the United States causing $10.3 billion in property damage according to the National Fire Protection Association1. Accidents happen, but the best way to protect your mobile home investment and your family is by taking preventative measures against possible fire hazards. Check out these tips to help keep your family and your new home safe!

  • Use smoke detectors
  • Test smoke detectors monthly
  • Have a plan in place for helping children and elders out of the home
  • Have a meeting area outside of the home
  • Place a fire extinguisher in an easily accessible location in the kitchen
  • Check external dryer vent monthly for debris
  • Have smoke-alarm activated nightlights throughout the home
  • Keep an emergency fire blanket in each bedroom
  • Do not leave flammable items near a fireplace or heater
  • Keep a window ladder next to windows that are high off the ground
  • Keep sentimental/heirloom items & important documents in a fireproof safe

Taking preventative precautions such as these can help keep your family safe in the event of a home fire. At HomeFirst, we offer mobile home insurance and home protection advice to give you peace of mind so your family can stay focused on making memories that will last a lifetime in your new home. Check out other homeownership tips to keep your home protected and in great shape in the LearnFirst section of our website!

1 "Fires in the U.S.," NFPA reports - Fires in the U.S., accessed January 24, 2017,
http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/fire-statistics-and-reports/fire-statistics/fires-in-the-us.