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Home Safety

An Overview of Fire Exit Terminology and Technology

What Is a Fire Exit?The simplest definition of a fire exit is a way out of the building you only use if there is a serious threat like a fire. In comparison, an egress is any way out.

Home Safety

Get Out! Crafting Your Family’s Fire Escape Plan.

Every family should have one, but most of us do not. That “one” is a fire escape plan, an orderly and sensible evacuation plan to manage the unthinkable: a house fire.

Home Safety

How to Hold a Home Fire Drill

This writer was a teenager when his home caught fire, just one week before Christmas on a chilly, Saturday evening. Thankfully, no one was injured, but our home was heavily damaged and it took six months before the repairs were finished, and the home ready for occupancy.