Clutter Safety Month: Are You Prepared? Part 1
According to the National Fire Prevention Association having properly working smoke alarms in your home cuts your chances of dying in a home fire by half. Half! Check out their fact sheet here to make sure you’re doing everything you can for your family.
- Check each alarm once a month
- Replace all alarms every 10 years
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that while you can not smell or see carbon monoxide, at high levels it can kill a person in minutes. Protect you and your family by installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home and maintaining them properly. Here’s a handy fact sheet with more information.
- Place one outside each bedroom
- Test each detector every month
Make sure your home has working fire extinguishers and that all responsible parties have read instructions on how to operate them. For more information visit the National Fire Prevention Association’s website.
- For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle
- Install extinguishers near exits