Fire & Life Safety Tips

Helpful Tips

  • Keep an eye on the stove top.
  • Give space heaters space.
  • Smokers need watchers.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach.
  • Inspect electrical cords.
  • Be vigilant when using candles.
  • Have a home fire escape plan.
  • Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • To escape through smoke - get low and go.
  • If your clothing catches fire - stop, drop, cover your face with your hands, and roll.
Vehicle Safety Tips
  • Never store alcohol based hand wipes or sanitizers anywhere in a vehicle that allows for direct sunlight. Overheating of these alcohol based products may cause fires.

Additional Information

For a complete list of fire and life safety tips, please refer to the Fire and Life Safety Tip Sheet Skokie Fire Department (PDF).