Our hearts and prayers go out to the families who lost their homes in the recent apartment fire. Sadly, home fires can strike at any time. However, you should know that you can take several steps to protect you home and family.
1) Make sure you have the correct number of smoke alarms installed and test the batteries each month
2) Make sure everyone in your home knows what the fire alarm sounds like and what to do if they hear one.
3) Make sure that everyone in the home knows at least two ways to escape a potential fire.
4) Practice escaping from you home at least twice a year.
For more information on home fire preparedness go to the red cross web page at: