Partnered with Kidde, Nationwide, Capital One, FedEx Corporation, Grainger, and State Farm, the American Red Cross has taken an initiative to help prevent home fires. According to the Red Cross, seven people every day die from a home fire. In addition, thirty six people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every single day. This results in over seven billion dollars in property damage annually. The Red Cross suggests ways to help keep your family safe in the event of a tragedy like a home fire.
- Practice your two minute drill: The Red Cross suggests practicing the escape route you and your family would take in order to escape safely from a house fire in under two minutes.
- Test your smoke alarms monthly: The Red Cross suggests to check the smoke alarms monthly soon in the event of a fire, you and your family are alerted as soon as it is detected.
To learn more, visit www.redcross.org/homefires.