Returning To Cabins, Campgrounds, Time To Check Smoke Alarms
People are starting to return to their Summer getaway spots, here are a few things to check and look at to have a safe season.
Test and change your batteries on your carbon monoxide detector and your fire alarms, also change your filter on your furnace. Check your campers and cabins, you also need a plan to get out if the situation should arise.
Here's a little help when you are changing batteries. Press the test button, it will make an annoying noise but you will save a life. Purchase a new one if it is older than 10 years, they aren’t expensive and some fire departments have giveaways.
Most of the time, Americans never check their smoke alarms. I talked to a couple of the area first responders and they said people wait till they chirp.
According to the Red Cross, the average single-family home should have at least five alarms, I would use the same count for cabins. You should also have something in your camper or RV too.
Another good thing to have is a carbon monoxide alarm, those are plugged in to the wall, but have a battery back up. Most people don't check those either.
Get together with your family, what do you do in certain situations. Have a path that every child knows to get out of your house, cabin and RV. Have a meeting place once you are out, and practice many times if you have very young children.