Posted on 11/1/2017 3:59 PM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
According to Red Cross, if a fire starts in your home, you may have as little as two minutes to escape. Practicing a fire escape plan regularly could cut your risk in half. Here are some tips on how to properly prepare yourself and your family in case a fire threatens your home:
Install smoke alarms: All smoke alarms should be tested once a month and batteries should be replaced once a year. It is important to install the right amount of smoke alarms depending on the size of your home.
Prepare young children: It is important to teach your younger children what smoke alarms sound like and what they should do when they hear one. They should also learn how and when to dial 9-1-1.
Have a discussion with your family: Make sure everyone living in the home knows at least 2 ways to escape, should there ever be a fire. Place emergency numbers where everyone can see, and everyone with a phone should have it saved. Come up with a mutual meeting spot, should there need to be a ...
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