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Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

 

The United State Fire Administration (USFA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are working together to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter. Winter fires can be prevented! Learn more about maintaining a fire-safe home this winter season at USFA's website.


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Exit Drills In The Home

Something that every family should practice regardless of the age of the people in the house.  Even if you live alone, you should still make sure you know every way out of your home in the event of a fire.  Create a home escape plan using this from the NFPA.

  • Fire escape planning and practicing a home fire escape plan.
  • Clear your escape routes Make sure windows and doors in your home are unblocked.
  • Security bars: Sometimes a device that prevents one hazard creates another.
  • Sleepover fire safety for kids Is your child safe staying overnight at a friend's home? 
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