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Practice Fire Drills in Your Home

This past weekend, Philadelphia took a hard hit and lost 4 young children due to a quick spreading fire. Other residents of the home were able to escape. This very sad story should not continue to happen. A lot of family put smoke detectors in their home and think that is enough.  The problem is, the smoke detector will only tell you there is a fire. It will not tell you the best route to take to get out of the house safely. Many homes only have exits on the first floor. What happens if the stairs are blocked and you cannot get to the first floor? Every family should take this opportunity to review how they will exit the house safely when there is a fire. Practice different scenarios. There are many fire exit items on the market, such as window ladders, that can help you in an emergency. Make sure children know what to do in these situations.