How can I prepare for a fire?
  • A smoke detector in working condition will usually give you at least 3 minutes to evacuate the house. It is important to plan home fire drills before you experience a fire so that family members know what to do and can move quickly in the event of real fire. It is good to practice with the lights out since most fires do occur at night.
  • Plan and know the escape route as well as an alternate escape route.
  • Plan a meeting place outside the house so you'll know when everyone has escaped.
  • Know where you can find to a phone to call 911. You can include neighbors in your fire escape plan.
  • Especially train children because they get frightened and tend to hide.

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1. Why do we need smoke detectors?
2. Is there proof that smoke detectors save lives?
3. How can I prepare for a fire?
4. What should I do if my alarm sounds?