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12 Fire Safety Tips You Need to Know

The Family Handyman Logo By Elizabeth Flaherty of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 12: <a href='https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/home-safety-tips/how-to-prevent-home-fires/view-all/'>Home fires</a> spread quickly and can engulf a small home in just minutes. The National Safety Council recommends families have a home escape plan in case of a fire. Make sure escape routes from each room are mapped and every family member knows where the fire safety meeting spot is outside the home. And practice your escape plan once a month.Photo: Vadim Ratnikov/Shutterstock

Have an Escape Plan

Home fires spread quickly and can engulf a small home in just minutes. The National Safety Council recommends families have a home escape plan in case of a fire. Make sure escape routes from each room are mapped and every family member knows where the fire safety meeting spot is outside the home. And practice your escape plan once a month.Photo: Vadim Ratnikov/Shutterstock
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