Fires kill more Americans each year than all natural disasters combined and affect people from all backgrounds and locations. Every year, over 4,000 americans die in fires and more than 25,000 are injured by fire. Sadly, many of these fires can be prevented. To help protect you and your family, know and practice the basics of fire safety.

Fires can spread very quickly. In only two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening and in just five minutes, an entire home can be engulfed in flames. This leaves no time to gather valuables or even make a phone call. You may need to make an immediate escape, hopefully with a planned evacuation route. Plan now so your family can survive a fire.