Home Inspections

Sure you change the batteries in your smoke detectors on a regular basis, but are they located in the proper location? Does your fire extinguisher work properly and is it stored in the best location for ease of access?
The Highland Village Fire Department can answer those questions and more to help keep you and your family safe.

The Fire Department encourages each resident to schedule a Home Fire Safety Inspection once each year. A crew will come to your residence to identify possible life safety hazards and make recommendations for corrections of these hazards. Special attention will be placed on smoke detector placement and function, fire extinguisher testing, and a home fire escape plan.
Home Inspection Illustration
Please schedule your inspection by call the Fire Prevention Division at (972) 317-0890.

Self-Evaluation Home Protection Checklist
The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends the following to make certain your home is safe:
  • Do you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home-and near or inside all sleeping areas?
  • Do your smoke alarms work? (Test them monthly!)
  • Are any smoke alarms in your home more than 10 years old? (If so, replace them)
  • Does your family have a home fire escape plan? Do you practice it every six months?
  • Automatic home fire sprinkler systems can control or extinguish fire is less time than it takes the fire department to arrive. Have you considered installing them in your home?
  • Are your portable fire extinguishers in good condition and fully charged?