Firefighters across the nation are hoping to motivate families to practice fire safety.
That's because it's National Fire Prevention Week, with the theme focusing on families and their need to work together when it comes to preventing fires.
Firefighters said they are reminding residents to replace the batteries in their smoke detectors every six months. Besides that, they said to plan a fire escape with everyone in your household and to practice it.
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National Fire Prevention Week
Source: http://www.firepreventionweek.org (Fire Prevention Week Web site) contributed to this report.