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Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. A closed-door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home.

Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”Smoke Detectors”]

[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”Emergency Preparedness”]Actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are critical. Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, when an emergency occurs, the first priority is always life safety. The second priority is the stabilization of the incident.

Build your emergency response plan using this Emergency Response Plan Worksheet.

Protective actions for life safety include:

For information about becoming more prepared, visit ready.gov.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]