Essential Fire Prevention Tips

Many deaths and injuries from fires happen in homes, but fires can happen anywhere. Use these fire safety tips to help prevent and respond to a fire in your home:

• Make sure your smoke alarms work. Choose interconnected alarms so when one sounds, they all sound.
• Don’t be caught off guard. Place smoke alarms inside and outside every bedroom. Make sure everyone in your home knows how the alarms sound.
• Smoke alarms don’t last forever. Test alarms every month. If your alarms are 10 years old or older, it’s time to replace them.
• When you hear a smoke alarm, you may have less than two minutes to get everyone outside and safe. Identify a safe meeting place near your home. Make sure that everyone in your family knows where to go when they hear the alarm.