Ways to stay safe and protect your home from fires

(Saige Driver / 1190 WOWO)

NATIONWIDE, (WOWO) – It’s National Fire Prevention Week, and WOWO wants to remind you how to stay safe and prevent fires in your home year-round.

According to Red Cross, if a fire starts in your home, you may have as little as two minutes to escape.

Tips for fire safety include:

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including inside and outside of sleeping areas.
  • Remember to test your smoke alarms every month, and don’t forget to change the batteries!
  • Create a fire escape plan with your family. Red Cross suggests practicing the plan twice a year.
  • If a fire occurs in your home, get out as soon as possible. Never go back inside for anyone or anything – instead, call for help.

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