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Thursday, October 10th, 2019

National Fire Prevention Week
Everyone should know how to protect themselves and their families in case of a fire. Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Branden Silverman returns to “Home & Family” to share lifesaving lessons as part of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Not every hero has a cape. Plan and practice your escape.” Fires can quickly start and spread leaving little time to escape so it is imperative to have a plan.

Tip #1: Have an escape plan in place are share it with your family. You should also practice this plan a few times each year.

Tip #2: Have a shelter in place, which is important for those who may live in a multi-level building with no way to escape. This includes keeping the room door closed to prevent the spread of the fire.

Tip #3: Test your smoke detector. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years.

Tip #4: Light pumpkins with electronic lights instead of candles.

Find out more on creating a home fire escape plan at nfpa.org/fpw