Do you have a Family Disaster Plan?
Do you test your smoke alarms?
How often do you replace the batteries in your smoke alarm?
In order to prepare for a fire disaster, there are a couple of items to have set in place.
A Family Distaster Plan is a start! Sit down with your family members and map out a disaster plan. Some items to identify in your disaster plan are: locations to meet family members after a fire disaster, establish an out of state individual as a family contact, be aware of all exits of your house and neighborhood. Once you have developed your plan make sure you practice it twice a year.
Are your smoke alarms working properly? Be prepared by testing them. Testing smoke
alarms should be conducted on a monthly basis. To make sure they alarm if there is a fire, replace the batteries every six months.
Keep these few things in mind when you begin your fall clean up! For additional information or purchase of products, check out our website at www.chicagoredcross.org.