West Redding Volunteer fire department

  • All smoke alarms work when tested by a grown-up.


  • All extension cords are used safely (not under carpets or across walking areas).


  • All escape routes are clear of clutter and easily accessible


  • Portable space heaters are 3 feet away from anything that can burn


  • Curtains and other things that can bun are away from the stovetop


  • The furnace has been inspected in the  past year


  • Portable space heaters are off whenever a grown-up leaves the room and goes to sleep


  • The chimney has been inspected and cleaned in the past year


For Children's Activities and Games:  

  • Electrical cords are in good condition (not damaged).


  • The clothes dryer has a clean vent and filter (no lint build-up)


  • Appliances and lights are plugged into separate electrical outlets


  • A grown-up always stays in the kitchen whenever food is cooking on the stovetop​

Fire Inspection Checklist