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Fire Safety 101

Fire safety 101

Make sure your smoke alarms work properly. Test alarms monthly and change batteries every six months. If you can’t think of the last time you installed a smoke alarm, chances are it’s time to replace it. Installing new alarms ensures you are protected with the most advanced smoke-sensing technologies and long-life batteries.

Be prepared to make a quick exit. Folding ladders can be easily stored near a window or under a bed where they are to hand in case of a fire. Find one that’s easy to set up and is strong enough to help both children and adults quickly exit to safety.

Protect important belongings in a waterproof, fire-resistant safe and keep copies of important items off-site.

Safeguard against carbon monoxide poisoning. While many homeowners know the importance of protecting their home from the threats of smoke and fire, many don’t equip their home with alarms to safeguard against carbon monoxide poisoning.

Source: First Alert

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