Fire Safety Preparedness: Every Second Counts in a House Fire

Fire Safety Preparedness: Every Second Counts in a House Fire

A fire can spread very quickly in your home. In less than five minutes, the temperature at the point of origin will rise to 1400 degrees and rescue may not be possible.*

A working smoke alarm can help you and your family get to safety. Test your smoke alarm at least once a month - ideally once a week - to ensure it’s in good working order. At a time when every second counts, a Halo® smart smoke and CO alarm can get help you and your family get out over a minute faster than other smart smoke alarms.

Preparation is important for any potential hazard. In addition to testing your smoke alarms on a regular basis, plan a meeting place and practice fire drills with your family. Practice going across the street or down the block to a neighbor’s house, especially if you have children that may become frightened in a fire. Regular practice and advance planning will ensure everyone in your household knows how to get out of the house and where to go in a fire or other emergency situation.

 

*https://www.gtmetrofire.org/public-education/safety-information/fire-spread-and-fire-drills/