With only minutes to escape, being prepared can mean the difference between life and death. Learn tips to protect your family from a fire.
You have only minutes to escape during a fire. Working smoke alarms save lives. More than 2,200 people die each year because of unintentional home fires. Almost two-thirds of these fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or with smoke alarms that don’t work. A smoke alarm’s warning can cut the risk of dying from a fire in your home by almost half.
Fire Safety Tips
- Install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home, outside. sleeping areas and inside bedrooms
- Replace smoke alarm batteries once every year.
- Always stay in the kitchen when cooking. Stand by your pan!
- Know how to escape if there is a fire in your home. Have a plan and practice it with your family.
- Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old. They don’t last forever.
Fire Injury Statistics
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