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American Red Cross Stresses Family Preparedness During National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13
Date:10/4/2007

Red Cross Fire Response up 10% in Six Years

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross urges families to prepare for and take action to prevent home fires during National Fire Prevention Week --- Practice Your Escape Plan, October 7-13. Home fires are not only the most common disaster that the Red Cross responds to but also the most preventable. Nationally, the number of home fires the Red Cross responds to is up 10 percent since the year 2000. Alarmingly, only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan, according to a May 2006 poll conducted by ORC International on behalf of the Red Cross.

"Preparing for a home fire doesn't require a lot of expensive equipment or training, and Fire Prevention Week is a great time to get started," said Red Cross preparedness expert Heidi Taylor. "In addition to having working smoke alarms on each level of your home, one of the easiest ways to prevent a tragedy is to develop and practice a home fire escape plan so that every family member knows how to escape quickly and safely."

The American Red Cross recommends the following when creating your family escape plan:

-- Identify two ways to escape from every room in the home.

-- Practice your escape plan at least twice a year.

-- Select a safe location away from the home where your family can

meet after escaping.

-- Consider purchasing and storing escape ladders for rooms above

ground level and make sure to learn how to use them.

-- If you see smoke or fire in your first escape route, use your second

way out.

-- If you must exit through smoke, crawl low under the smoke.

-- Before escaping through a closed door, feel the door before opening

it. If it is warm, use your second escape route.

-- If smoke, heat or flames block both of your exit routes, stay in the

room with the door closed. Place a rolled
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