Surviving a house fire will depend on your preparation, awareness, and escape plan. 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 residental 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.