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Fire can spread quickly, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape after the smoke alarm sounds. People are often confused about what to do during a fire. Infants, children, older adults, and people with disabilities may be at greater risk because of their inability to escape quickly or on their own.
Many fire injuries and deaths occur when residents attempt to fight a home fire, when exits are not defined, or when they are blocked.
While the instinct to save your home and belongings is understandable, attempting to fight a fire is dangerous and can cost you your life. When the smoke alarm sounds, the best plan is to get out quickly and call 911.
Installing smoke alarms, having a home fire escape plan, and practicing the plan can help reduce the risk for the whole family. Below are tips on how to prepare to get you and your family out safely in case of a fire.
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