One family learned first hand that working smoke alarms save lives a few months ago. A brave 8 year old heard the sound of the smoke alarm and woke her family up. Since the fire had spread, they used their second way out. According to Rachel Moreno, Public information officer with the Harris County Fire Marshals office, " This family practiced Know Your Way Out- an outreach campaign her office works on all year!" With escape planning and having a meeting place at the heart of their community outreach- it was so awesome that a family was saved by the sound of a working smoke alarm. To make sure families are safe all year round, the Harris County Fire Marshals office has seasonal safety messages that match the season. To help families prepare this spring, Harris County Fire Marshals office developed a Spring Cleaning Checklist. Grilling is a year round activity in Texas but with the warm weather across the US this week, its a good time to check your grill and follow these safety tips. All this safety tips and more are what fire safety is about! Hi Five to our Texas buddies for your great work and congratulations on this smoke alarm save!