October is fire prevention month; fire department issues tips

Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 at 11:18 AM EDT
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POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) - October is fire prevention month, and the Huguenot Volunteer Fire Department in Powhatan made a video about some tips to keep you and your family safe.

Tips:

  • Make sure you have working smoke detectors throughout your home. Check them once a month to replace batteries.
  • Make sure your family has a fire escape plan. Practice regularly and meet at a place like a tree or a mailbox. Once you are out, stay out.
  • Shut the bedroom door to increase your chance of survival.

Click here to see the video.

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