Keeping the family safe at home

  • - Have a fire escape plan with your family. Find two exits out of every room. Choose a meeting place or area outside. Hold a family drill at least twice a year- practice makes perfect.
    - Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of your home. They should be put inside or near every bedroom. Test the smoke alarms monthly to make sure they work properly and put in new batteries once a year.
    - Know how to put out a small pan fire by sliding a lid over the flames.
    - Teach every family member to “Stop, Drop and Roll” if clothes catch on fire.
    - Learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher. Consider having a home fire sprinkler system intalled in a new or remodeled home.
    - If there is a fire in your home, once you get out, stay out.

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