FireSMART Materials and Facts

Educate your clients and renters with Maine Association of REALTORS® FireSMART materials and resources.

MAR Materials and Resources:

Fire Prevention PDF Link

Fire Preparedness PDF Link

Landlord & Tenant Reminders

Tenant Reminders

  • Keep smoke detectors in working order
  • Test smoke detectors regularly
  • Keep hallways clutter-free
  • Use electrical appliances properly
  • Check cooking frequently

Landlord Reminders

  • Install smoke detectors
  • Maintain smoke detectors
  • Keep all exits clear
  • Keep stairs and halls debris-free
  • Provide bedroom escape window

Facts and Figures on Home Fire Safety

Source: NFPA’s “Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment” report by Richard Campbell, April 2016.

  • Nearly half (49%) of all home heating fires occurred in December, January, and February.
  • Space heaters, whether portable or stationary, accounted for two of every five (40%) of home heating fires.
  • The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (30%) was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys.

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