Did you know that people over age 65 are twice as likely to die or be injured in a fire?Smoke Alarms: Be sure to have a smoke alarm on every level of your house. If someone is hearing impaired, invest in an alarm that uses flashing lights.Fire Escape Planning: Plan at least two ways out of each room of your house and make sure that your exits are wheelchair or walker accessible.Electrical & Heating Safety: Do not store newspapers, rags or other combustible products near a furnace, space heater or hot water heater.What to do if there is a fire: Stay low to the floor, feel the door and if it is cool, open it slowly and get to the nearest exit. Don't stop to collect valuables or pets. If you can't leave the room, call the fire department and tell them vou are trained.
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