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.Â 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week.Â In 2010, there were 3,100 unintentional deaths related to fire, smoke and flames, according to the National Safety Councilâ€™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 safetyÂ checklistÂ 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
AdditionalÂ fire preventionÂ tools from the National Safety Council: