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Have an Escape Plan
Home fires spread quickly and can engulf a small home in just minutes. The National Safety Council recommends families have a home escape plan in case of a fire. Make sure escape routes from each room are mapped and every family member knows where the fire safety meeting spot is outside the home. And practice your escape plan once a month.
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Check Smoke Alarms
Install smoke alarms in every room of the home, including hallways. According to the National Fire Protection Association, it's best to use interconnected smoke alarms because if one sounds, they all sound. And this means if a fire starts in the basement, the alarms will alert you if you're sleeping on the second floor. For fire safety test all alarms once a month.