THIS IS NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Now is a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. But don't stop there...
- Test your smoke detectors at least once a month to make sure they are functioning properly. (Remember, you should have at least one smoke detector on each floor of your house, but having more than that certainly can't hurt. You should have at least one located near sleeping areas of the house, such as in a hallway leading to the bedrooms.
- Have a written escape plan and practice it periodically with fire drills. Because fires may happen at night, that is a good time to practice your evacuation procedure.
- How will you get out of the house from each room?
- Where will you go once you get outside your burning home?
- What if you have guests visiting you... will they know how to exit your house, especially from the bedrooms, in the dark?