Keep your address mounted near your phone. During an emergency, you may become upset and forget it.
If you have a house fire, call from a safe place such as a neighbor's house. Never reenter a burning building. Once out, stay out!
Have a 2A:10B:C rated fire extinguisher mounted and located in a visible place in the kitchen.
Have locks on cabinets, especially those with cleaners, chemicals, etc. in them.
Have all heat producing appliances unplugged when not in use. (i.e. toaster, iron, coffee pot, etc.)
While cooking, have a pan lid handy, matched to fit the pan being used, to place on the pan in case of fire.
An aluminized oven mitt is recommended for use in case of fire to move pan off burner unit onto stove surface. Never attempt to carry a burning pan across the kitchen! This may cause burning grease to splatter on you and anything around you.
Heating & Electrical
All electrical fuses / circuit breakers shall be labeled as to the circuit usage. Tape must not be placed over breakers.
Keep all combustibles at lease 18 inches away from any baseboard heaters
The use of portable plug-in heaters is not recommended.
If a woodstove is installed in any area where children may be located, a child guard must be installed around it.
Shut off at least 3 feet from the furnace.
Provide protective electrical outlet covers in all areas that children are in.
A minimum of 2 exits must be provided from each room to the exterior of the building (i.e. front door/back door).
General housekeeping requirements shall see that areas used are kept free of sharp objects, dangerous items, etc.
Building Address Numbers
Address numbers shall be posted on each house and be plainly visible from the street. Numbers shall be at least 6 inches high and of a contrasting color to the mounting background. Houses not visible from the street shall have numbers posted at the driveway entrance in numbers at least 5 inches in height.
All areas / rooms used for sleeping purposes must have 2 means of egress, one of which may be a window, provided that the window meets the standards set forth in the uniform fire code (a minimum of 24-inch high by a minimum of 20-inch wide, window sill not more than 44-inch above the floor when measured in front of the window. These dimensions are for a clear, unobstructed minimum opening.)
All bathroom doors and closet doors in areas accessible to children shall have the capability of being unlocked from the outside, or locks may be eliminated / disabled to prevent locking. All hook-latches or bolt type locks must be located so as not to be reachable by children if installed.
Cabinet locks shall be provided for any cabinets / lockers with cleaning supplies or chemicals to prevent access by children.
All electrical appliances shall be unplugged and kept out of the reach of children.
Plugs in receptacles shall be the ground fault type.
A smoke detector shall be mounted and properly maintained on each level of a daycare provider's home. A smoke detector shall be located outside of the sleeping area in all cases. Each smoke detector shall be tested monthly.
An exit plan shall be made for emergency building evacuation, and drills shall be practiced with the children regularly.
If in the event that an inspection should reveal additional hazards not specifically mentioned, the condition shall be forwarded to the Fire Marshal's Office for further follow-up to effect the necessary corrective action. Failure to comply with any of the provisions and requirements may be grounds for denial of the required daycare license.