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Personal and Family Preparedness

An integral part of personal and family safety and security is preparedness. In the event of a disaster, it may be up to 72 hours before emergency responders can get to you. Do you know how to keep yourself and your family alive and well for those 72 hours?

Even one death from a preventable fire is too many. While fire doesn't discriminate by age, it is the third leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14. In 2017, 127 children in this age group died from fire and smoke inhalation. The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Free fire prevention material for kids, educators, and fire departments. Use these resources during Fire Prevention Week, or any time of the year. Fund a Scholarship. Donate Now. Recruit Firefighters. Help a Student.

A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan.

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