Fire Safety



Fire Safety & Prevention Tips



Protect your investment and the people who trust in you when you make fire safety and prevention part of your maintenance or renovation plan. Below you’ll find some of the most important steps you can take to safeguard residents, and keeping these steps at the top of your mind is a simple way to ensure your success.

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Multi-Family Fire Safety

Fire safety is of paramount importance for multifamily properties. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 28% of all residential fires occur in multifamily buildings. Protect residents and your property by following our single-family recommendations, as well as these extra apartment steps: 

  • Create and practice an emergency fire plan
  • Ensure residents can clearly identify your fire escape plan
  • Repair or replace broken emergency and exit lighting
  • Install smoke alarms within 15 feet of sleeping areas, common stairways and hallways
  • Test smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries at least once a year or as recommended by the manufacturer
  • Provide training on the proper use of fire extinguishers

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Smoke Alarm

Single-Family Fire Safety

  • Check the manufacture date on existing smoke alarms and replace if they are more than 10 years old
  • Install smoke alarms that use ionization and photoelectric detection technologies
  • Place smoke alarms in each bedroom, in the kitchen and on every level of the home
  • Test smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries at least once a year or as recommended by the manufacturer

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Make fire safety & Prevention part of your maintenance or renovation plan.

In the event of a fire, get out, stay out and call for help. According to the National Fire Protection Association’s most recent research, there were more than 1.3 million fires reported in the United States in 2016. More than 14,000 people were injured, more than 3,000 people died, and property damage exceeded $10 billion. The major causes of apartment fires resulting in death and property damage are smoking materials, heating, arson and children playing with matches and lighters, meaning nearly all of these fires are preventable.