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Protect Your Family: Prepare Fire Escape Plan

Farmington Hills, MI (February 5, 2007)--- It is Burn Awareness Week, a week dedicated to increase awareness of burn treatment, research and prevention. How can you protect and prepare your family from fire? Sanford Vieder, D.O., Chief of Staff at Botsford Hospital says, “Planning ahead is the best way to protect your family. Installing smoke detectors and making sure they are working properly is extremely important, but it is also critical to have a escape plan in the event of a fire.” This week is a great time to review your fire preparation plans or design one if you don’t have one.

Dr. Vieder offers the following tips on preparing a fire escape plan.

Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is

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