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United Way members highlight fire safety in Gibson Co.

GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

United Way members want to make sure your family is safe. 

They spent part of Tuesday canvassing neighborhoods in Gibson County. 

It was part of the United Day of Caring.

The volunteers went door-to-door in Princeton handing out smoke alarms and batteries.

They also helped families develop an escape plan in case of a fire.  

"You know, it's vital, you usually have less than two minutes to escape your home after the start of a fire,” said Jason Bradshaw, Disaster Program Manager.  “Having a good escape plan and meeting place so your family knows where to go, so you know everyone's accounted for is really important."

And Jason says it's common to see two out of ten homes without smoke alarms.

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