By: Kate Pabich
Smoke alarms, sprinklers and escape routes are key when it comes to surviving a fire, and thinking ahead could save your life.
It's National Fire Prevention Week and this year's theme is to always make sure you have 2 ways out. Be it windows or doors, the national fire protection association doesn't really care as long as you're out of there. But before you can escape the flames you need to know they're there. That's why fire officials say smoke detectors are a must, and save a tremendous amount of lives.
Officials say batteries should be checked every 6 months. And you need to have one in every room, because a lot of times the fire is going to be quicker than you.
You can buy fire ladders at places like Wal-Mart and Home Depot to fit into your window, but they say it's important to make sure your two ways out, are never blocked.