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.
Safeguard your Home
Install smoke alarms outside 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 systems.
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.