Burny's Prevention Tips

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms required by AS 18.70.095 (a).

Carbon Monoxide Links:

Kitchen Safety

  • Always keep an eye on your cooking
  • Wear short or close fitting sleeves
  • Teach children to cook safely
  • Keep cooking surfaces clean
  • Keep curtains, towels and pot holders away from hot surfaces

Kitchen Safety Tip Links:

Fire Smart

Flammable Material Storage

  • Store flammables in an approved container in a locked cabinet
  • Teach children to use products safely

Candle Safety

  • Extinguish all candles when you leave the room or go to bed
  • Consider purchasing battery powered candles
  • Use candle holders that are sturdy and won't tip over easily
  • Place candle holders in a safe area where it cannot be knocked over
  • Keep hair and loose clothing away from the flame
  • Keep candle wicks trimmed to one-quarter inch
  • Extinguish candles when they burn down to within two inches of the holder

Candle Safety Links:

Cigarette Safety

  • Ask smokers to smoke outside
  • Provide a metal butt can for smokers
  • Extinguish all smoking materials when you leave the room or go to bed
  • Ensure that the cigarette is completely extinguished before putting in the trash
  • Check all furniture for dropped cigarette butts before going to bed

Heating Safety (#1 cause of structure fires in Alaska)

  • Wood Stoves - Make sure that your wood stove is installed properly
  • Space Heaters - Space Heaters need Space - 3 feet on all sides and above
  • Furnace - Keep the furnace well maintained and change filters regularly
  • Chimney - Clean and inspect the chimney every fall
  • Fire Places - Use a fire screen to prevent sparks from escaping

Stove Safety Pamphlet:

Heating Safety Links:

Holiday Safety:

Electrical Safety

  • Extension cords are for TEMPORARY use only
  • Use outlets wisely - Do Not Overload
  • Inspect appliance wires annually - Fix any exposed wires or broken plugs
  • Make sure light bulbs wattage does not exceed lamp rating

Electrical Safety Links:

Propane Safety