If your home were on fire, how long do you think you would have to escape? A recent survey by the American Red Cross found that most of us think we will have about five minutes to escape a burning home.
Take these two simple steps that can save lives:
1) Check your existing smoke alarm — if you don’t have a smoke alarm, install at least one on every level of your home. Check local codes for specific requirements in your community.
2) Practice fire drills at home. Fewer than one in five families with children under the age of 18 have actually conducted a home fire drill. Practice periodically until all members of the family know how to get out of every room and can do it in two minutes or less.
Not sure how to plan or practice a home fire drill? Watch this video and learn more.