I’d like to remind everyone that October is “Fire Safety Month”. Home fires often don’t make headlines, but they are truly devastating to those who experience them. Here are a few quick and simple things you can do to make your home and to keep your family safe:
Test your smoke alarms once a month and replace the batteries every six months.
Replace your smoke alarms every 10 years; they become less sensitive over time
Consider having at least one fire extinguisher in your home
Plan at least two escape routes and practice them twice a year.
If a fire does occur, once you’re out, stay out!
If you have to exit through smoke, crawl low under the smoke.
If you need to open a door, feel the door first and try a different route out if the door is warm.If your exits are blocked use a bright colored cloth in the window to signal for help. If there’s a phone in the room, use it to call the fire department and tell them where you are.