Use this checklist to help find and correct fire safety hazards in your home before they can start a fire or injure someone.  

The checklist includes steps for reviewing:

  • Smoke Alarms
  • Fire Escape Plans
  • Kitchens
  • Electrical Switches and Outlets
  • Electrical Cords
  • Electrical Panel
  • Heating Equipment 

If you are unable to complete of the items on this checklist by yourself, ask a family member or someone close to you for assistance.
This checklist is part of ESFI’s comprehensive Home Fire Safety for Older Adults Safety Awareness Program Toolkit, which was developed with funds provided by a 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S) from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Visit ESFI’s Safety Educators Guide for more fire and electrical safety resources, including a series of video public service announcements (PSAs) developed specifically for older adults.