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Tips: Learn more about smoke alarms and fire escape plans

Learn more about smoke alarms and fire escape plans, as part of the Dateline NBC report from Sunday, March 24th, at 7pm/6c.

Smoke Alarms 101 (courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association)

  • Have a smoke detector in every bedroom and outside each sleeping area (e.g. hallways) 
  • Test smoke detectors monthly 
  • Replace detectors every 10 years 

Fire Escape Plans 

  • Find two ways out of your house 
  • Pick a meeting place outside. 
  • Make sure house number can be seen from street 
  • Make and practice a fire escape drill 

For more information, please visit the National Fire Protection Association

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