Following recent national news regarding smoke detector research and the risk of children not waking up when in a deep sleep, it is important that you have a working smoke alarm on every floor of your home. Preparing and practicing an escape plan is also critical.
Just a few minutes spent planning your escape route now and sharing it with family could be the most valuable time you ever spend.
Follow these simple steps to ensure you can be warned at the first sign of a fire and that you have a clear escape plan to make sure you and your family are safely out of the house:
- Fit a smoke alarm on each level of your home and test them regularly
- Prepare an escape route, make sure everyone knows it and practice your escape
- Keep your escape route clear so there are no obstacles to slow you down – close doors at night
- Make sure everyone in the house - including friends and family who may stay over - knows where all keys to doors and windows are kept