Establishing a well-organized emergency plan is one of the most important things that you can do in your home. Make sure that you and your family members are aware of potential emergency situations, and that each person knows what to do if something should occur. Including developing fire, emergency, and disaster procedures and conducting practice exercises (e.g., your home escape plan). By doing this, you can help save lives and reduce injury of family and friends.
Consider The Following:
- Each day, an average of three kids dies in home fires – 1,100 children each year. About 3,600 children are injured in house fires each year. 90 percent of child fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.
- Although smoke detectors are in 92 percent of American homes, nearly one-third don’t work because of old or missing batteries.
- A working smoke detector reduces the risk of dying in a home fire by nearly half.
- Keep a working flashlight near your bed, in the kitchen, basement and family room, and use it to signal for help in the event of
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