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Could Your Family Survive a Fire?

October 07, 2014 / TODAY

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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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