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The best way to combat a fire is through prevention. Ensure your family has a home escape plan that is practiced. Every floor should have a smoke alarm. A carbon monoxide detector should be located on each floor where people sleep. These should be tested every month and batteries changed every year. Your family should practice a home escape plan annually. Always keep matches, candles and fire devices away from children. 


  • Get everyone outside immediately including pets
  • Stay low to the floor . If clothes catch fire, Stop, Drop and Roll, covering your face
  • Call 9-1-1 when safely outside


  • Don't stay if there is a fire in your house
  • Don't open a door if the handle is hot
  • Don't use an elevator if you live in an apartment building 
Image of a person standing in front of a question mark You can find out how to build a Fire Escape Plan for your family using this template. Also the easiest way to remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarm is to do it when you change your clocks in the spring and fall.

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