Simple safety tips to protect your home

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8762_B9_rgb5(ARA) – Home may be where the heart is, but it also is where the hazards are. Many of us are at risk of incurring injuries in our own homes every day, some of which could even be fatal.

The Home Safety Council reports that Americans suffer nearly 21 million preventable household injuries each year. June is Home Safety Month and a great time to focus on some of the most common household hazards. Here are three easy ways to increase the level of safety at home:

Be armed with alarms

Installing smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms will immediately help improve the safety of your home and family. According to the Home Safety Council, alarms that detect smoke cut the risk of fire-related fatalities nearly in half. An interconnected alarm system like First Alert’s ONELINK wireless offering is a good choice.

Extinguish fear (and flames)

Keep several fire extinguishers on hand and know how to use them. The easy-to-operate Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray covers a wide surface and gives users more time to fight a fire.

Get a grip on garage dangers

Clear clutter and keep poisons and flammable liquids stored safely and out of reach of children and pets.

For more home safety tips, visit www.firstalert.com or www.homesafetycouncil.org.

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