Fire & Building Codes
Fire and Building Codes are designed to protect you in the
event of a fire. In your building or home, take time to learn where fire
exits are. A fire escape may be a window. There should always be 2 ways
out of a building.
Take the time to do a home electrical
inspection. Are there enough outlets so that multiple attachments are
not used to overload the outlet? Are extension cords the same size or
larger that the appliance they are used with? Are frayed cords and
broken plugs replaced? If a fuse blows, do you always look for the cause
and replace it with the correct size? If you have problems, contact a
qualified electrician to do the repairs and prevent electrical fires.
Heating Equipment Check
Faribault Fire Department recommends that you have your heating
equipment checked and cleaned every year. This simple step will help to
maintain a safe furnace and prevent Carbon Monoxide from gathering in