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Put this home improvement project at the top of your list

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Sep 10, 2012

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c31b534be970b-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c31b534be970b-320wi|alt=Clear Your Escape Routes Brochure|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=Clear Your Escape Routes Brochure|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c31b534be970b!This is the time of year when many of us complete outdoor projects–maintenance and improvements on the outside of the house before the weather changes significantly. It is also a good time to take care of an important indoor project, making sure that all of the escape routes in your home are clear. Items that block doors and windows could keep you from escaping in the event of a fire. The “[Clear Your Escape Routes | http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1354&itemID=31005&URL=Safety%20Information/For%20consumers/Escape%20planning/Clear%20your%20escape%20routes]” brochure, available in English and Spanish, under Urban Fire Safety on the NFPA web site, outlines potential hazards to safe escape–window security bars without a quick release mechanism, furniture blocking doors, and padlocks, for example–and also provides a reminder about this year’s Fire Preventiion Week theme to "Have 2 Ways Out."

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