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Tip of the Week: Practice Fire Safety in your Home

Posted Feb 02 2009 11:41pm
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This is a new series we're starting on the WELLalarm blog: Tips for WELLness. Today's tips are about practicing fire safety in your home: preventing fires and preparing for a fire emergency. This is especially important in the winter, when we are burning more candles, cooking, roasting, heating, etc. This is a good time to take stock of your home's safety. You can protect your family from fires by doing the following:

  1. Install fire alarms on each floor, especially in and near bedrooms. (Read our post on fire alarms here.)
  2. Change the alarm batteries once a year.
  3. Test the alarms once a month.
  4. Have an escape plan in case of fire; review your plan regularly with your family.
  5. Educate your child about fire safety with this fun website, FireSafety.gov for Kids.
  6. Exercise caution with all flammable objects, especially candles and cigarettes.
  7. Protect your family's medical records by putting them in your WELLalarm account. Our Information Storage feature allows you to store your family's basic medical information online.

Make your home safe and be WELL!

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