Fire Prevention Week
Have 2 Ways Out
Smoke alarms should be installed in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Larger homes may require additional smoke alarms to provide a minimum level of protection.
Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
Make sure everyone in the home understands the warning of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
Smoke alarms with non-replaceable (long-life) batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps, warning that the battery is low, replace the entire smoke alarm right away. For smoke alarms with any other type of battery, replace batteries at least once a year. If that alarm chirps, replace only the battery.
Make a home escape plan. Have your children help you design the escape plan. Try to make sure that you have two ways out of every room. Once drawn out make sure everyone understands the plan and can execute it on their own. Also make sure you have a permanent meeting place outside, make sure it is a safe distance away from the house for your own safety. And remember Practice Practice Practice.....practice never hurts anyone.
Make sure that everyone in the house knows how to call 911 and they know what important information to give to the dispatcher. Also make sure that your house number is visible from the street day or night.