Two Minutes or Less
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, when there is a fire you may have as little as two minutes or less to safely escape your home from the time your smoke detectors begin to go off. If there is a fire in your home it may be hard to see, difficult to breath and temperatures will be hot. The best thing you can do to keep your family safe is prepare and plan ahead.
Have Working Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms save lives. A smoke alarm should be installed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including basements. Check your smoke alarms each month to make sure they are working properly, and when a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. You should change your smoke detector batteries twice a year, and you should replace your smoke alarms every ten years.