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Not Every Hero Wears a Cape! Plan and Practice your Escape.

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) set this years campaign for fire prevention month as“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape! Plan and Practice Your Escape.”

Fire Prevention Month raises awareness about fire safety and home safety to help ensure your home and family are prepared in the case of an emergency. This is a perfect time to discuss fire safety with your family. It is important to discuss what to do in case of a fire with your family, including those who live outside of your household such as elderly family members. Here are some key points to discuss with your loved ones.

-In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Planning and practicing an escape plan is crucial in preparing in case of an emergency.

-Check your smoke alarms monthly to ensure that they are in proper working order and change the batteries out twice a year. Many find changing the batteries during daylight savings time to be easiest to remember.

-Practice makes perfect! Run through your families fire drill together. Have everyone go to a different room in the house and wait to set the alarm off. Practice the drill until all family members have executed the drill as planned and are safely in your meeting area outside of the home.

By preparing for a fire ahead of time, you can have peace of mind knowing family and your home will remain safe year round.

Call our office or your local fire department if you need assistance in checking the fire alarms in your home.

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