Have Smoke Alarms: Install one in every bedroom or sleeping area and one on every level of your home.
Have the Correct Smoke Alarms:
Test Your Alarms: Press the smoke alarm test button once a month to assure your alarms work.
Change Batteries: For 9-volt battery smoke alarms, change batteries once a year or when alarm chirps.
Have CO Alarms: Install a working CO alarm on every level of your home.
Best Placement: CO alarms are best near kitchens, garages, utility rooms, appliances.
Change CO Alarms: Install new CO alarms every 6 to 8 years.
Safety Tip: If you are having any symptoms like:
Please call your local fire department to come evaluate your home CO level.
Plan Your Escape: Have a plan designed around your abilities.
Things to Consider:
Know Two Ways Out: Include family, neighbors, friends or a building manager in practicing your escape plan.
Windows and Doors: Practice opening locked windows and doors.
Service Animals: Be sure to include any service animals in your plan.
Need Extra Help? Call your local fire departments non-emergency number if you need help with your escape planning
In a fire you have very little time to escape. Be prepared by having essential items in a bag that you or first responders can easily grab.
When contacting 911 be sure to tell dispatcher:
Plan ahead for an emergency by giving 911 the information they need to help you fast.
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