Most of us don’t realize we have just two minutes to escape a home fire — which is the nation’s most frequent disaster.
- 7 people die every day from a home fire, most impacting children and the elderly
- More than 30 people suffer injuries from home fires every day
- More than $7 billion in property damage occurs from home fires every year
For more information on home fire safety, please visit Home Fire Prevention & Safety Tips | American Red Cross
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
- Test smoke alarms every month.
- Talk with family members about a fire escape plan and practice.
Please contact us if you are unable to afford or unable to install smoke alarms/batteries. We will assist you by calling 360-779-3997
Knox Box/Key Box
Knox is a company that builds secure locking devices where a key can be placed inside such local fire. Some police agencies can gain access to the building without causing damage to the building after regular business hours or when no one is available to let them in. Each Fire Department has a unique key that will only allow them into their Knox boxes, and no other emergency agency in North America can gain access. An audit is done regularly to track each key’s activity to assure security and safety for those who have a Knox device at their place of business or dwelling. You can order a Knox box here: TrustedPartner – Knox Rapid Access System (knoxbox.com)
Any key box purchased for your residence can be obtained online at any local hardware/home improvement store. Once you have installed the key box please contact us with your unique code and we will ensure our system gets updated. If you need assistance with programming or installation, please contact us at 360-779-3997.
Fire Escape Plan
How to make a home fire escape plan
Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.