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Fire Safety for your Family

Fire Safety Tips

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Updated July 29, 2012

The United States has one of the highest fire death and injury rates in the world. Fire -- in the form of flames and smoke -- is the second leading cause of accidental death in the home.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 4,000 people die each year in home fires. Every year, there are more than 500,000 residential fires serious enough to be reported to fire departments. More than 90 percent of residential fire deaths and injuries result from fires in one and two family houses and apartments. Property losses exceed 4 billion dollars annually, and the long term emotional damage to victims and their loved ones is incalculable.

Are you prepared if there is a fire in your home?

Sure, you probably have smoke detectors, but do you check them regularly and change the batteries at least twice a year?

Do you have a fire escape plan to make sure that everyone gets out of the house safely? If you do have a home fire escape plan, do you practice it at least twice a year?

Our four step plan can help to make sure that your family is safe from fires...

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