1 Leave fireworks to the professionals.
2 Practice your fire escape plan with your family. How to make a home fire escape plan.
3 Inspect your fireplace each year.
4 Get free smoke detectors installed by the New Orleans Fire Department. Learn more about the free smoke alarm installation program.
5 Never leave space heaters unattended or use a stove or oven for heat. Learn more about safely heating your home.
6 Have a fire extinguisher and know how to use it.
With preparedness tips for each month of the year and illustrations by John Clark IV, it's the perfect gift. Pick up your 2018 #ReadyYearRound wall calendar at any NOLA library, NORD recreation center, or at City Hall. If you'd like to distribute them at your community organization, submit an order.