Fire Safety

Careful planning often can help you avoid loss or injury to your family. To protect them from fire, follow these safety tips:

  • Establish and practice an escape plan with your entire family.
  • Every family member should know two ways out of every room.
  • Everyone should be able to unlock all doors and windows for quick escape.
  • Predetermine a meeting place outside your home.

Take these precautionary measures:

  • Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and outside each sleeping area. If possible, have a professionally installed system that wires all detectors to a central alarm, so that if a fire occurs in a remote area, the signal can be heard throughout the house. If you opt for battery-operated smoke alarms, be sure to check the batteries regularly and replace them semiannually.
  • Keep multipurpose fire extinguishers (type ABC) in areas accessible to the kitchen, furnace, hot water heater, laundry room and garage. Keep at least one extinguisher on each floor of your home and clearly label each extinguisher with the type of fire it’s designed to extinguish.

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