Tip of the Week: Practice Fire Safety in your Home
Posted Feb 02 2009 11:41pm
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:
Install fire alarms on each floor, especially in and near bedrooms. (Read our post on fire alarms here.)
Change the alarm batteries once a year.
Test the alarms once a month.
Have an escape plan in case of fire; review your plan regularly with your family.