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Home Safety

Make sure your house is as safe as possible by following these few simple guidelines.

  • Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and change batteries every 6 months.
  • Clear hallways and exits for easy evacuation.
  • Keep A-B-C type fire extinguishers. Make sure you know how and when to use them.
  • Store flammable or highly reactive chemicals securely and separately from each other.
  • Know how and when to switch off your utilities.
  • Keep utility company emergency phone numbers in one place near the telephone.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors on each level of your home and change batteries every 6 months. The carbon monoxide detector should be placed so it will be easily heard in all sleeping areas and should be installed according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have a set place for storing your Emergency Supply Kit and a Go Bag.

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Polk County Emergency Management
1907 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 286-2107

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