JOPLIN, MO.--- This week marks National Fire Safety Week. In observance, volunteers are helping families and businesses become prepared and able to respond to fires.They say the best thing to do is to install smoke detectors and practice fire escape routes.Red Cross workers say the most important thing about this week is preparedness.
"You can never be prepared enough. The best way to be prepared is to practice your plans," states Chad Toland, Disaster Preparedness Assistant.
American Red Cross assistants say it's important to have a smoke detector in every room of your home and to practice a fire escape route at least twice a year.