Home safety visits are a proven way to reduce fire injuries and deaths. This How-To Guide details all the steps of planning and implementing a home safety visit program for your community. It can be followed step-by-step or you can go to particular topics using the navigation. The information, advice and education you provide on a home safety visit, as well as the alarms that you install, will save lives and make your community members more secure. Please send us your comments and suggestions using the comment form at the end.

Watch our short video on how your fire department
can use home safety visits to reach and help high-risk
residents in your community.

The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals (WSAFM) gratefully acknowledges the contributions of progressive fire and life safety advocates from throughout the state who have been partnering with WSAFM on home safety visits since 2008. This guide was developed in partnership with Vision 20/20.

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