That is not much time. The best way to protect your family, yourself, and your home is to identify fire hazards and remove them from your home. Upwards of 60% percent of house fire deaths happen in homes without smoke alarms that work. During a house fire, smoke alarms that work properly and an escape plan that you and your family have practiced repeatedly can save your lives..
House Fire Safety Tips
- Prepare a fire escape plan and then practice your escape plan twice a year with the whole family.
- Test all of your smoke alarms at least once a month. Make sure you have enough smoke alarms as well - on every level of the home, in each bedroom, and anywhere else possible.
- If a fire occurs, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help immediately. Never return to a burning building for anything - life is worth more than things.