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Include everyone in home
escape planning. Each person
should have input about the
best ways to escape. Home fire
drills are important. Everyone
in the home must participate
in them. Keep a phone by your
bed in case you can’t escape and
need to call for help.
Escape Planning
Talk with someone
from the fire
department about your
escape plan. Ask them review
your plan. Ask if your fire
department keeps a directory
of people who may need extra
help. If you have a service
animal, agree on a plan to keep
the animal with you during
an emergency.
There’s no place like home. It is a place to relax,
share laughs with family, and enjoy home
cooked meals. But did you know that the
majority of fire deaths occur in the
home? Help everyone in the home
stay safe from fire.
for People with
Home Fire Sprinklers
Home fire sprinklers protect lives by keeping fires small.
Sprinklers allows people more time to escape in a fire. When
choosing an apartment or home, look for one that has home
fire sprinklers.
Smoke Alarms
KKK Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room. They should
also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of
the home.
KKK Test your smoke alarm at least once a month by pushing
the test button. If you can’t reach the alarm, ask for help.
KKK For added safety, interconnect the smoke alarms. If one
sounds, they all sound. This gives more time to escape.
KKK Smoke alarms with sealed (long-life) batteries work for
up to 10 years. They can be helpful for people who find
it hard to change batteries.
KKK Smoke alarms expire. Replace them every 10 years.
People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
KKK Smoke alarms and alert devices are available for people
who are deaf or hard or hearing.
KKK Strobe lights flash when the smoke alarm sounds. The
lights warn people of a possible fire.
KKK When people who are deaf are asleep, a pillow or bed
shaker can wake them so they can escape.
KKK When people who are hard of hearing are asleep, a
loud, mixed, low-pitched sound alert device can wake
them. A pillow or bed shaker may be helpful. These
devices are triggered by the sound of the
smoke alarm.
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