HOW TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE

December 29, 2009 4:00:00 PM

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As the days turn colder, the chances of accidents or deaths due to fires rise dramatically. Many fire deaths are preventable, by using a smoke alarm, and by following some simple guidelines. 

 

More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and more than 20,000 are injured.  

 

 

 

Heater safety 

 

Heating is the second leading cause of residential fires, and having a working smoke alarm reduces one''s chance of dying in a fire by nearly a half. 

 

Following these simple fire safety tips can boost survival rates dramatically: