Meet the Super Prepared Family
The Safety's also known as The Super Prepared Family, is a family that practices and educates others on fire and carbon monoxide safety. Read more about the family and how they practice safety in numbers!
Meet Max Safety. He is just a regular dad that loves playing with his kids Alex and Valerie. His favorite food is pizza and loves to cook for his whole family. However, he has a special secret, he is part of the Super Prepared Family! Max makes sure he uses fire safety whenever he is in his home. This is how he practices safety in numbers:
The #1 cause of home fires are unattended cooking.
According to the NFPA, in 2016 there were 352,000 home fires.
He always has at least 1 fire extinguisher in the kitchen whenever he is cooking pizza
Meet Audrey Safety. This super savvy and smart mom of 2 is the ultimate planner. Audrey loves cheering on Alex at his soccer games and going to Valerie’s art shows. When she’s not planning her family’s next vacation, she is planning the Super Prepared Family’s escape plan and making sure their home is fully protected. She helps her family become the Super Prepared by educating everyone on the safety in numbers:
Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan.
She always plans 2 escape routes out of every room or area of the home.
The most important number to remember in your escape plan is 9-1-1.
With the help of her Super Prepared Family, Audrey is able to help make sure the house is completely equipped with the proper safety equipment. The Super Prepared Family practices Audrey’s escape plan routinely and they are all confident with what to do in case of an emergency.
Meet Valerie Safety. She is not your normal teenage girl. She is very talented in drawing and painting and has a heart of gold. She loves taking Buddy, the family’s dog, on long walks with her brother Alex. When she’s not in her art studio, she is keeping her family safe from carbon monoxide by installing, testing, and practicing CO safety. This is how Valerie practices safety in numbers:
Carbon monoxide is the #1 cause of accidental death, and that is why Valerie regularly tests the alarms.
In the family’s 3 story home, she makes sure there is at least 1 alarm on every floor and in every bedroom. So for the Safety’s that is 6 alarms!
Valerie cleans the lint out of the dryer vent twice a year and with the help of her dad they clean their chimney’s flue every beginning of autumn.
Carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced every 5 to 7 years.
Meet Alex Safety. He is the Safety’s spunky son. He plays soccer and his favorite animal is a Dalmatian (specifically his Dalmatian Buddy). Just like every little kid, Alex goes to school every morning and his favorite class is math. He likes it because this helps him to put the safety in numbers. Alex knows the importance of fire safety from his family and that is why he is always the first one to remind the family to test and change the batteries in their smoke alarms.
3 out of 5 fire deaths occurred in homes without smoke alarms.
Homes should have at least 1 alarm on every level of the home, 1 in each bedroom, and 1 outside of each sleeping area.
You should change the batteries in your smoke alarms at least 2 times a year, Alex like to remember to do it during daylight savings time.
Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
Together, they are the Super Prepared Family. By planning, testing, and knowing fire prevention tips they are able to become prepared in case of a home fire. By practicing safety numbers, you and your family can be a Super Prepared Family too!
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