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Fire Safety: Being Prepared

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

Fire escape plan This is what a fire escape plan should look like.

In today’s blog we are going to talk about preparing for a fire emergency and how to prevent a fire. A fire can start in a variety of ways, being aware of the things that can start house fires may save you from having one at your home. Having an escape plan in place as well as working smoke alarms are extremely important to have in place.


  • Never leave cooking unattended (#1 cause of house fires)
  • Make sure all smoke alarms are working and are on every floor and in every bedroom (50% of fires are at night)
  • If possible, avoid space heaters as they are a major fire hazard if left on unattended
  • Check electrical cords and don’t plug a lot of cords into one outlet
  • Check dryer/ clean lint as this can start a fire
  • Be cautious with candles/ make sure to put out before leaving home


  • Have a fire escape plan from every room of your home/ Make sure everyone knows how to get out
  • Make sure all smoke alarms are working/ change battery’s twice a year
  • Sleep with doors shut
  • Have a fire extinguisher on each floor
  • Store flammable chemicals properly and away from any heat source

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