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Fire Safety at Home, Practice a Fire Drill

Did you know that a working smoke alarm can reduce fire related deaths by 50%?  Fires spread quickly; it only takes 3 minutes for a fire to become deadly. In the event of a fire, get out of your house as quickly as you can.

Here are a few tips to keep your family safe:

  • Have a dual sensor smoke alarm on every level of the home and near every sleeping area.
  • Check your smoke alarms at least once a month.
  • Change the smoke alarm batteries at least once a year.
  • Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.
  • In the event of an actual fire, never go back into a burning building.

Create a fire escape plan with your family.

  • Make sure you are able to identify two exits in each room.
  • Designate a meeting place outside of the home.
  • Practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year as a family.

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