- Test your fire alarms
- Change batteries if needed
- Review your escape plan with your family
- Have a fire alarm drill
- Make sure that extinguishers are still where they are supposed to be and that they are charged
Ironically, my smoke alarms were apparently aware of this impending "celebration" and decided to call out in joy all on their own. The tricky part is that our fire alarms are interconnected so sometimes it becomes a challenge to know exactly which alarm is setting off the others. Plus, to add to the excitement the sound terrifies our Bernese Mountain Dog who begins running around the house whining. And as usual when they act up, they either decide to do like today as we are trying to run out the door or at 2 am.
I can only hope that I found the culprit and changed the batteries in the right alarm. I also took the preventive measure which many people overlook and vacuumed out the alarm too.