Fire Prevention Week: How to keep your family safe

fire prevention week

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – It’s Fire Prevention Week and Maranda spoke with firefighters about keeping families safe. Operation Save A Life is going to people’s homes and installing free smoke alarms. ‘Don’t wait check the date’ is the emphasis of Fire Prevention Week. This means, if your smoke detectors are over 10 years old, they need to be changed. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half. When a smoke alarm fails to operate, it is usually because the batteries are missing, disconnected, or dead.

Best tip for keeping your family safe? Have an escape plan. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do and where to meet. Check out the video above for more fire safety tips for your family.

Get a new smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm

Need a new smoke alarm or carbon monoxide alarm? We can help!

If your home needs a new smoke or carbon monoxide alarm, contact your local Operation Save A Life fire department or American Red Cross chapter, or call toll free 1-844-978-4400.

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