Personal Safety

  1. In The Home
  2. At Work
  3. In The Car

If you are looking for additional ways to keep yourself, family, and your property safe, our department suggests the following:

  • Make sure that your address is clearly visible from the street.
  • Have a working smoke alarm on every level of the home and in every bedroom and test it regularly, replacing batteries at least twice a year.
  • Have at least one carbon monoxide detector and test it regularly.
  • Don’t leave food on the stove unattended.
  • If you are experiencing chest pain or other signs of a heart attack, don’t wait to seek help. Call 911 immediately.
  • Read and follow manufacturer directions on products such as wood stain. Improper disposal of oily rags can lead to fire.
  • Have home gas burning appliances such as water heaters and furnaces checked annually by professionals. Have your fireplace flue inspected and cleaned regularly as well.
  • Each home should have a 72-hour survival kit for emergencies. These kits should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in one location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. 
    • Items may be stored in:
      • A 32-gallon trash can
      • A duffle bag
      • A footlocker
      • An individual pack
      • A suitcase

Carbon Monoxide Safety

For more safety tips on specific issues, please call our Administrative Office at 303-833-2742.

Home Fire Campaign

Home fire escape planning for individuals with disabilities, access or functional needs. View the Home Fire Campaign information on the American Red Cross website.