Keeping you safe: Fire prevention tips for the home


Officials respond to household fires every 24 seconds, on average. To avoid having your family in harm’s way, follow this three-step safety plan from Home Depot.

Step one: Upgrade and Test Alarms

Room by room, there are different products for fire safety. There are smoke alarms specifically for the kitchen, hallways, and bedrooms.

Step Two: Get educated on extinguishers

According to a study, fire extinguishers effectively put out 80% of fires, so having one in the home on every level is important.

Step Three: Prepare an escape plan

It is important that everyone in the house knows an escape route and practices it regularly. Officials say to pick a meeting place that is a safe distance in front of your home and to aim to get everyone out of the house in five minutes or less.


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