1. Familiarize yourself with your electrical system.
  2. Test your smoke detectors and familiarize yourself with their sound.
  3. Put your street number, not your name, on your mailbox.
  4. When moving in, always secure household chemicals and flammables first.
  5. Come up with a plan and meeting spot if there were ever an emergency. Unfamiliar spaces can make an emergency situation go awry.

Sometimes the above tips go forgotten in the excitement of a new home, but with some thought, you will always be prepared!