By: Scott Eggert | October 11, 2017

You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds:

Do you know what to do?

 

October 11, 2017 -- Consider this scenario: It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly.

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That’s why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely.

Developing and practicing a home escape plan is like building muscl...

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By: Scott Eggert | October 10, 2017

Ensuring you have a plan to get out of your house in a fire is key to success.  The first step is making sure you have a plan, but the next step after that is ensuring you have properly working smoke alarms.  With a properly working alarm you could have less than 2 minutes to get out.  Discuss the plans with everyone in your house and have a backup plan just to be safe.

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