Escape Plans, Smoke Alarms Needed to Protect Your Family
After several small fires in his house, Joe Piazza is seeking fire prevention education. With a wife and three small boys, he admits he hasn't had a safe escape plan.
"I think it's just the classic, husband and wife work and just have not gotten around to it."
Friday Piazza and Captain Casidy Anderson of the Minneapolis Fire department walk through his house looking for hazards to fix and to formulate an escape route.
They start off with fire alarms.
"You should have a smoke alarm on every level of your home and then also inside every sleeping area," Anderson said.
The only fire alarms that work throughout his house are the one on the second floor and one heading to the basement, but only after the battery was plugged in.
"Smoke alarms, you should test them once a month. Replace the battery twice a year," Anderson said.
Anderson says, Carbon Monoxide alarms should be within 10 feet of every bedroom.