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Once you have your emergency escape plan, it’s time to practice the evacuation route. The NFPA recommends executing your emergency escape plan twice a year, as well as at night. It is a good idea to draw a map of your home and plot multiple exits out of every room, so everyone knows the evacuation plan. Knowing you have a safety plan in place in the event of an emergency will not only give you peace of mind, but confidence that your family is prepared.
Smoke alarms are just as important as your emergency escape route because they alert your family of a potential danger. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside sleeping areas and on each level. Remember, you may have less than minutes to escape so plan, practice and repeat your escape route to help protect what matters most.
Take these preventative safety measures into consideration to help reduce your risk of fire.