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Posted on: October 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fire Prevention Week Safety Tips

Escape Planning Is Critical!!
Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire. Don't' become a statistic. Develop a plan and practice it with your kids!
A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
According to an NFPA survey, only one of every three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
While 71% of Americans have an escape plan in case of a fire, only 47% of those have practiced it.
One-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out.

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