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Fire safety questions to ask before you sign a lease

Consider these questions before signing a rental agreement: Are smoke alarms installed, and do they work? How old are the smoke alarms? How often are the smoke alarms checked and batteries changed? Are there at least two ways to exit your living space and building?...

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Resource Type: Safety & Preparedness

Fire Safety for Houses and Rooms

In the United States, more than 4,000 people die and 25,000 are injured every year in fires. Many of these casualties occur in the home. Often, surviving a fire is not a question of luck, but of planning ahead. The U.S. Fire Administration, part of...

Commuter Programs

Resource Type: Safety & Preparedness

Fire Safety for Apartment Buildings

The U.S. Fire Administration, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recommends taking the following steps to keep safe if you live and/or work in a high-rise building. NEVER lock or obstruct a fire exit, doorways, halls, or stairways. Fire doors provide a safe way...

Commuter Programs

Resource Type: Safety & Preparedness

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