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Fire Safety Tips

Install smoke detectors
Check smoke detectors once a month and change the batteries twice a year. Smoke detectors can detect both smoldering and burning fires. At least one smoke detector should be installed on every level of a structure and should be installed in every bedroom. Purchase smoke detectors labeled by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

Post emergency numbers near telephones
Be aware that if a fire threatens your home, you should not place the call to emergency services from inside the home. It is better to get out and place the call to fire department from a safe location outside the home.

Home Escape Plan 
Develop and practice a home fire drill so you'll be prepared in an emergency. Create a Home Escape Plan for you and your family to use.

After a fire emergency
Seriously injured victims should be transported to a professional medical facility immediately. Stay out of the damaged building until fire officials advise it is safe.

Space Heaters Need Space
Keep portable and space heaters at least 3 feet from anything that may burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to sleep. Children and pets should always be kept away from them.

Smokers Need To Be Extra Careful
Never smoke in bed or when you are sleepy. Discarded cigarettes are a leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. 

Additional Tips
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