Top Tips for Fire Safety
Did you know that if a fire starts in your home that you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire, early warning and detection from a working smoke alarm plus a fire escape plan can save lives.
- 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, be sure to change out the batteries.
- Talk with family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
- If a fire does occur in your home, make sure to GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
If you need help after a home fire, your local Red Cross can assist.