According to new figures released exclusively to TODAY by the American Red Cross, 82 percent of families have never practiced a family fire drill (find more on that here). The American Red Cross says there are simple things you can to protect your family from a fire in your home:
If you don't have them, install smoke detectors — at least one on each level of your house.
If you do have smoke detectors, test them today. The Red Cross says having working smoke detectors will cut your risk of death from fire in half.
Make a plan to get out of every room, and to get out of the house in less than 2 minutes.
Once you have a plan, practice it on a regular basis.
The Red Cross also offers a fire escape planning fact sheet you can use at home to prepare a plan.
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