Only You Can Prevent Home Fires

Fire Prevention infographic 2013

Today marks the beginning of National Fire Prevention Safety Week!

Use this infographic from our friends at Trusted Choice as a guide for protecting your home from a fire.

Steps to Prevent Fires

Oct. 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week. In 2010, there were 3,100 unintentional deaths related to fire, smoke and flames, according to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts, 2012 Edition.

The risk of fire increases as we head into the cooler months. The National Safety Council asks each of us to take a few moments to prevent fires in our homes. Make your family safer by completing a home fire safety checklist and identifying fire risks in your home.

Protect your Home and Family

  • Have properly working smoke alarms
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and change the batteries at least once a year
  • Place smoke alarms on each floor of your home and in each bedroom
  • Plan a family escape route and practice it once a month
  • Install a home sprinkler system
  • Place fire extinguishers throughout your home and make sure everyone in the house knows how to use them

Additional fire prevention tools from the National Safety Council:


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