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Know where shutoff valves are located.

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In case of an emergency, all the adults in your household should know where the following controls are located and how to turn them off:

  • Heating fuel main shutoff 
  • Main electrical fuse/breaker box 
  • Main water shutoff 
  • Water shutoff valve for toilets, sink faucets, and your washing machine.
    Keep a wrench nearby each of the vital shutoff valves. Every home should also have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and in the garage.