GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - Maranda spoke with Michael McLeieer from E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety about families keeping every member, from a toddler to college student, safe and educated about fire safety. Here are a few quick tips.
- Kids five and under are two times more likely to die in a house fire than any other age group. Keep your young children educated with "get out, stay out" so they will be prepared and not frightened during an emergency.
- Change your smoke alarms, not just batteries, every ten years. Photoelectric/ionization smoke alarms are a top pick.
- The number one cause of house fires is unattended cooking. Always "stand by your pan" or bring a kitchen utensil if you must leave the room as a reminder that you have something cooking.
- Remind college students who are living on their own to not leave candles burning, watch when cooking in dorm rooms (even in a microwave), and always follow residence hall or apartment complex rules.
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