Home Hazard Hunt

In a disaster, ordinary items in the home can cause injury and damage. Anything that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire is a potential hazard. Consider the following:

  • Brace overhead light fixtures.
  • Clean and repair chimneys, flue pipes, vent connectors, and gas vents.
  • Fasten shelves securely.
  • Hang pictures and mirrors away from beds
  • Place large, heavy objects on lower shelves.
  • Place oily polishing rags or waste in covered metal cans.
  • Repair cracks in ceilings or foundations.
  • Repair defective electrical wiring and leaky gas connections.
  • Secure water heater. Strap to wall studs.
  • Store weed killers, pesticides, and flammable products away from heat sources.