Health Alert:   COVID-19 Transmission Level:   MODERATE   More information
Wear a mask; stay home.

Home safety

Making sure the home you live in is safe is a great way to make sure you have a safe place to stay during a disaster, and that you can leave you homely quickly and safely in times when you must evacuate.

During a disaster, ordinary objects in your home can cause injury or damage. However, there are simple steps you can take to make your home safer. Start by viewing each room with a “disaster eye” and identify potential hazards.
  • Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and change batteries every 6 months; replace the detector as recommended by the manufacturer
  • Move beds away from windows and move mirrors and heavy pictures away from couches or places where people sit
  • Clear hallways and exits for easy evacuation
  • Store heavy items on the lowest shelves
  • Keep an ABC type fire extinguishers on each level and know how and when to use them
  • Store flammable or highly reactive chemicals (such as bleach, ammonia, paint thinners) securely and separate from each other
  • Know how and when to switch off your utilities
  • Ensure that all window safety bars have emergency releases
  • Be sure your home number is visible from the street so emergency vehicles can find you
Follow UsShare this page
Office of Emergency Management

(520) 724-9300

Emergency Alerts

Department Home Page
Department News
Department Directory