Be prepared for house fires

Every autumn, people in the U.S. tempt the gods of time and space by setting their clocks back an hour. If you're one of these Time Lords, as you adjust your clock, take a moment to also think about how prepared you are for a house fire.

  • Change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Also, promise yourself that this year, you won't use that battery in an effects pedal at your next jam session.
  • Check the pressure levels and expiration dates on your fire extinguishers. Also, make sure that the fire extinguishers you have will work for the type of fire you can expect.
  • Update and rotate the items in your bug-out bag.
  • Make sure family members, lovers, and basement dwelling captives all know the best ways to evacuate the house and where they're all to meet immediately after a fire.
  • Check your insurance policy.
  • Keep a list of enemies handy. This will help arson investigators.

Most of all, have fun. Just because it's a horrible and deadly catastrophe, it doesn't mean you can have a good time. For more fire safety tips, use Google. You're smart. Figure it out.