It's important to raise awareness and help ensure your home and family stay protected. NOW is the perfect time to educate and talk to your family about fire safety - include testing alarms, how to use a fire extinguisher and making an escape plan.
Did you know:
  • 3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.
  • Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan.
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of accidental poisoning in the US.
  • 60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms monthly.
  • Only 47% of people report having CO alarms in their home.
Escape Planning Tips:
  • Gather everyone together and walk through your home looking at all possible exits and escape routes.
  • Draw a floor plan (it's easy), marking two (2) ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
  • Make sure to check the escape routes are clear and doors and windows can be easily opened.
  • Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance away where everyone can meet after you've escaped.
  • Make sure your street number on the outside of your house is clearly visible from the road to ensure emergency personnel can find your home.
  • Have everyone memorize the emergency phone number of the fire department or 9-1-1.
  • Practice your home fire escape plan twice a year, making the drill as realistic as possible.