Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
Do you have a fire safety exit plan for your family? We all know the importance of fire safety but is it something you practice regularly with your family? It’s all too easy to become complacent about fire safety once we’ve installed a smoke detector. But, there is a lot more to fire prevention than that. This post is sponsored and a product is provided. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
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Fire Safety Exit Plan for Fire Prevention Month
October is Fire Prevention Month so it’s the perfect time to sit down with your family and really put together an action plan that includes a fire safety exit plan for your home. It’s important that everyone in your family knows what to do in case of an emergency. Here are a few things to consider this month.
Replace and Test Alarms
Did you know that you should have a smoke and fire alarm and carbon monoxide alarm on each level of your home? That means that your basement, first and second floors, and attic should all have working alarms. When was the last time that these alarms were replaced or tested? Take time today to check that they are all still in good working order. Replace the batteries or consider replacing the alarm itself if it’s showing its age.
Have a Fire Safety Exit Plan
In case of an emergency, it’s important that every member of your household knows how to safely exit your home and where to go once they’re outside. Children need to know how to escape your home on their own in case you cannot get to them. Make sure that you practice your exit plan at least once a year both during the day and at night. Download a copy of this grid to create a map of your home.
Discuss Fire Safety
Have you had a fire safety discussion with everyone in the home? Now is the perfect time to do that! Make sure that younger children know not to play with matches or the knobs on stoves and heaters. Make sure that older children know to never leave a candle burning in a room when they aren’t in it. Be sure to discuss the best way to put out cooking fires if they are old enough to cook by themselves. Did you know that grease fires should be put out with baking soda and not water? Do your kids? Can they use the fire extinguisher?
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