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Every home needs a fire safety plan, and ongoing maintenance of fire protection systems should be part of that plan. Operating smoke detectors are a must, and a system of interconnecting smoke alarms throughout your home gives even earlier warning to protect you and your family in the event of a fire. Your home should also be equipped with fire extinguishers for smaller fires, and it's wise to keep protected records of your home and its contents in the event that you must file a fire insurance claim.
In this section, learn about fire safety for your home. Find out how to make a home fire safety plan, give smoke detectors a checkup, and buy home fire extinguishers. Get fire safety tips for windows and fire escapes, and learn about filing fire insurance claims and repairing smoke and soot damage.