Have you ever stopped to think about the many ways you can prevent yourself or a loved one from being injured in a house fire? (God forbid that to ever happen). Whether it be caused by a careless consequence of your neighbor leaving the stove on while they aren’t home or maybe even a curious child playing with matches, it is essential for us all to know how to prevent any tragedies if the above were to ever occur. According to the American Red Cross, we have as little as two minutes to escape from a house fire. Here are four safety tips that could help you and your loved ones stay safe.
Top Tips for Fire Safety
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
- Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
- Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
- If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
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