Every Home Should Have at Least One Working Smoke Alarm on Every Floor and in Every Bedroom

You may purchase 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms at any hardware or home improvement store. It's inexpensive protection for you and your family. Make sure the smoke alarm is UL or FM rated. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. A working smoke alarm can increase your chance of survival. Test all the smoke alarms monthly, as you cannot predict where your fire will occur. Keep smoke alarms free of dust and replace the battery per the manufacturers' recommendations. Smoke alarms should be replaced after ten years of service or as recommended by the manufacturer. IF YOUR HOME HAS HARDWIRED SMOKE ALARMS REPLACE THOSE BATTERY BACKUPS PER MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDATIONS. 
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NFPA - Ionization vs Photoelectric
Photoelectric vs Ionic Smoke Detectors - Fire Protection

Sleep with Bedroom Doors Closed

The best practice to survive a fire in your home while sleeping is to have working smoke alarms and to sleep with your bedroom door closed. 
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Plan Your Escape

Practice an escape plan from every room in the house. Caution everyone to stay low to the floor when escaping from fire and never open doors that are hot. Select a location where everyone can meet after escaping the house. Get out, then call for help.
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Caring for Older Adults

Knowing what to do during a fire is particularly important for older adults. At age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. Senior citizens are more vulnerable because many live alone or are unable to respond quickly enough. 
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Educating Children about the Dangers of Fire

Some children are curious about fire. There are simple steps you can take to keep yourself and the people you love safer from fire and burns. 
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