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GUEST COLUMN: Make aging your business by protecting yourself from fires Four steps to safeguard yourself or a loved one
June 13, 2016 By Larry Flowers, State Fire Marshal
Ohio's State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers encourages you to make aging your business by taking steps to protect you and your loved ones from fires. Steps to take:
Conduct a home assessment and identify fire hazards;
Make sure the home is adequately equipped with working smoke alarms;
Develop a fire escape plan and practice it; and
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