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Home Fire Safety

Learn how your family can prevent home fires, escape from a home fire in 2 minutes, and recover after a home fire.

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Did you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire, early warning from a working smoke alarm plus a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Learn what else to do to keep your loved ones safe!

Top Tips for Fire Safety

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    Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

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    Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.

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    Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

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    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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Know What to Do Before, During, and After a Fire

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