· Draw a floor plan of your home.
· Determine two safe ways to reach the outside of your home.
· Arrange a meeting place outside for those who live in your home in case of a fire or an emergency.
· Hold a fire drill at least every six months
· Test all smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries when you change the time on your clocks.
· Make sure the fire department knows if someone in your home will need help getting out in an emergency.
· If you suspect a fire, get out first, then call 911 from your neighbor’s home or from a cell phone once you are outside.
· Visit smokealarms for more information.
For more information on Smoke Alarms and Home Fire Safety, visit the U. S. Fire Administration's web site.