It’s National Fire Prevention Month!

It's National Fire Prevention Month!

October is National Fire Prevention Month and the best time to make sure you and your family are prepared in case of a fire. Keep these tips in mind to make sure you know what to do if you ever experience one.

  • Install fire alarms throughout your home, especially outside all bedrooms. Make sure to check them once a month to ensure that they’re working properly.
  • Create an escape plan that includes at least two escape routes from each room in your home. Practice the plan twice a year to make sure everyone knows what to do.
  • If you’re trying to escape your home that’s filled with smoke, stay as low as possible to the ground. If you can, cover your nose and mouth with a piece of clothing.
  • Once you’re outside, make sure to get to a safe distance away from your house and call the fire department.

Also, make sure to mark your calendar for Carlisle’s 19th Century Firehouse Walking Tour on October 18th to visit all the historic firehouses in the city.

Fire Prevention Month is also the perfect time to look over your homeowners’ insurance policy to be sure you have adequate coverage in case of a fire. Contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for all of your homeowners’ insurance needs.