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The Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

American Red Cross
  1. Install the right number of smoke alarms. There should be at least on per floor and one outside each sleeping area. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once per year.
  2. Teach children what a smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear one.
  3. Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room in your house and know the family meeting area spot outside of your home
  4. Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find each other.
  5. Practice escaping from your home at least twice per year. Press the smoke alarm test button and tell "Fire" to alert everyone that the must get out.
  6. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1.
  7. Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes catch on fire.

Get out and stay out