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Understanding the best ways to protect your home and family or your business from fire should always be at the top of your to-do list. From selecting fire extinguishers and smoke alarms to knowing your state’s laws, fire safety 101 begins now.
Don’t be a statistic. Be safe.
A fatal house fire occurs approximately every three hours in America, and more than 20,000 people are injured or die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year. The numbers may be alarming, but just a few steps can help shield your family from danger at home.
Use Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery alarms and never change a battery.
Choose the right alarm for the right location in every room and on each level.
Test alarms weekly. If using traditional battery-powered alarms, remember to replace batteries as needed, at least twice a year.
Install close to exits, and in the kitchen and garage. Include all locations where a fire may start.
Check the gauge monthly to be sure it is pressurized.
Replace fire extinguishers that are over 12 years old or after use.
Replace outdated alarms with Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery alarms.
Test alarms weekly.
Because CO weighs about the same as air, an alarm can be plugged into an outlet, placed on a table or shelf or mounted high on a wall. Refer to the user’s manual for installation instructions.
Practice regularly, both day and night.
Know 2 ways out of every room.
Know who will assist children and those with mobility/health issues.
Have escape ladders in upstairs rooms.