Arson is a serious crime. It injures and kills people, destroys property and destabilizes neighborhoods. Ask law enforcement and fire authorities to identify buildings at risk for arson.
Monitor run-down and vacant buildings.
Report suspicious activity.
Keep boxes, trash, wood and other combustibles away from buildings.
In the case of arson, every second counts. Make sure everyone in your family knows two ways to escape from the home. Escape first, then notify the fire department using the 911 system or the local emergency number in your area.
Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and test the batteries every month.
Never open doors that are hot to the touch.
Practice feeling your way out of your home with your eyes closed.