BE PRE­PARED: TAKE TH­ESE STEPS

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Here are some key fire preven­tion and safety tips:

• Keep yard clear of flammable brush and other items • Main­tain a clear space between struc­tures and any­thing that can catch fire

• Make sure fire alarms are work­ing

• Stay in the kitchen when you are cook­ing

• Plug only one heat-pro­duc­ing ap­pli­ance into an elec­tri­cal out­let

• Pre­pare an evac­u­a­tion plan with two ways out • Doc­u­ment house­hold items for in­sur­ance pur­poses • Keep a ready list of emer­gency con­tacts

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