Fire Safety

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Surviving a house fire will depend on your preparation, awareness, and escape plan. Please consider these basic safety and prevention tips to safeguard your home:

Have a Plan

Review all the ways to exit each room of your home
Develop a fire escape plan with family members
Pick a meeting place outside your home
Practice your plan with small children regularly

How to make a Home Fire Escape Plan (PDF) 

Safeguard your Home

Install smoke alarms outside the bedrooms on each level
Test the smoke alarms once a month
Replace the batteries in the smoke alarms at least once a year. Try to replace them when you change your clocks twice a year!
Install a residential sprinkler system
Make sure safety bars on windows can be opened from inside your home
Learn how and when to use a fire extinguisher

Get out Safely

Escape the dwelling and go to your meeting place
No one should ever go back inside for any reason

Smoke Detectors

Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are installed and working. Check out this video

Additional Resources

Fire Safety Checklist (PDF)