During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), are encouraging individuals and families to have a fire escape plan.
Here are some suggestions for planning for a fire:
- Check that all smoke alarms work: USFA recommends that every residence be equipped with both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms or dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.
- Make sure that there are two ways out of every room.
- Make a home fire plan.
- Practice with family members including children, older family members, and individuals who have access and functional needs so that every person knows how to use both ways to get to safety.
For more information, visit www.nfpa.org, Ready.gov/fires or www.usfa.fema.gov/statistics/estimates/index.shtm.