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 Friday, July 20th, 2018
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  • Never overload electrical circuits.
  • Flickering lights, frequently popping breakers and burned fuses are signals of electrical problems.
  • Clean the lint filter at the clothes dryer after each use and periodically clean the dryer duct to remove lint buildup.
  • Make sure to keep an area 30 feet away from your home free of brush, weeds, firewood and other combustible materials.
  • Properly store fuel for outdoor power equipment in approved containers and away from ignition sources.
  • Chimneys for fireplaces and wood stoves should have an approved chimney cap and spark arrester.
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  • Smoke alarms are the first line of defense.
  • Smoke alarms should be located on every floor of your home; in every bedroom and just outside bedrooms in halls, and wherever fire danger might exist.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once monthly.
  • Replace batteries at least twice annually.
  • Smoke alarms that are 10 years old or older should immediately be replaced with new state-of-the-art technology.
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  • Most home fires happen during winter months.
  • Portable heaters are notorious for causing house fires; never leave a heater on and unattended.
  • Heat produced by holiday lights along with a dry Christmas tree can cause a fire.
  • Turn holiday lights off before bed or when the tree will be left unattended.
  • Have your chimney inspected annually and swept each season or after burning one cord of wood — whichever comes first.
  • Never burn gift wrap, trash or your dry old Christmas tree.
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  • Working smoke detectors and properly charged fire extinguishers aren’t enough.
  • Draw a floor plan of your home and note all of the possible escape routes.
  • Instruct children to crawl on knees (staying low to the ground) and, if possible, to keep their mouths covered with a towel or cloth as a means of avoiding smoke inhalation.
  • Stay out until help arrives and never re-enter the house.
  • Practice makes perfect — practice your fire escape drill until everyone is comfortable with the plan.
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  • Residential sprinklers are the only home fire safety technology that works to contain fire.
  • They save lives, prevent injuries and protect property.
  • Sprinklers are heat activated.
  • Cigar smoke or burning toast DO NOT trigger a sprinkler.
  • In 90 percent of cases, one sprinkler is enough to contain a fire.
  • Today's residential sprinklers are small and unobtrusive. And, they can be custom painted to match any décor.
  • Residential sprinkler systems cost around $1.50 per square foot, or less than most flooring or countertop upgrades.
Residential sprinklers are the only proven home fire safety technology that works to contain fire. They save lives, prevent injuries and protect property. Click here to learn how you can protect your world with a Tyco Rapid Response™ Home Fire Sprinkler System.
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