As colder temps arrive, residents should focus on fire safety

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As temperatures eventually drop, many of you will be cranking up the heat. Experts say like a car, a home needs a regular tune-up. That means you need you need to be proactive instead of reactive.

Before turning on your furnace or fireplace, make sure its clean and inspected.

“This time of year, it’s also a good idea that you practice a fire escape in your house,” says David Price, Laurelton Fire District firefighter. “If you have children, it’s even more important. You want to make sure you plan two ways to get out of the house because the first way might be blocked with a fire path and then have a meeting place tree in the front yard, neighbor driveway.”

According to FEMA, more than 200 people die every year in home heating fires. 

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