In order to ensure your home is safe from fire, it is important to install essential fire safety equipment. If you rent, your landlord should have it installed for you. If it's not, you can request installation of this crucial equipment.
Essential fire safety equipment includes:
- Smoke alarms
- Fire extinguishers
- Fireproof doors
Additionally, your fire escape, if you have one, is an essential fire safety tool, and should be sturdy and clear at all times. Similarly, escape routes in apartment buildings should also be clear and accessible, and electrical wiring should be kept up to date.
For more information on fire safety in the home, check out our fire safety guide.