Water is gushing from the ceiling! You're in a panic
looking for the main water shut-off. It's an emergency!
the baby sitter know how and where to shut
off the water?
Knowing the location for utility
shut-offs prior to the emergency will save
precious time for you, the baby sitter, the fire
department and may reduce damage cost.
fire department recommends labeling all
emergency shut-off's with easy to read
signage. Printing and posting the shut-off
signs displayed below makes a fun project
for kids or grandkids, and teaches them the
locations for each. Good signage also
minimizes the mistake of turning off the
If you shut-off the
natural gas or propane gas
turn it back on –
Call a qualified person or the gas company
for that task.
Tape the sign
to a section of cardboard and using a
string, hang each sign close to the
Tightens - Left Loosens:
Exercise (turn off and on)
your water shut-off valve annually
or more often to maintain ease of
Click on the pictures
individual shut-off signs (pdf).