Should I have an escape ladder for my upper floors?

These ladders can be useful in escaping if your primary exit is blocked. Only use them if you cannot escape through the house. These ladders are different than regular ladders and you should become familiar with their use.

Remember to have an exit plan drawn up for the entire house and practice the plan.

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1. Does the Fire Department have Paramedic service?
2. Where are the Fire stations?
3. I see the Carpentersville Fire apparatus in other towns, why is that?
4. Why do the fire trucks sometimes turn lights off and turn around?
5. What are the flashing white lights on top of traffic lights when fire equipment passes?
6. How long should I keep smoke detectors?
7. Where should I place smoke detectors?
8. Should I have an escape ladder for my upper floors?
9. Does the Fire Department offer CPR classes?
10. Does the Village allow open burning?
11. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
12. Why do I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?
13. Why does a fire engine respond when I call for an ambulance?
14. Why do I see firefighters cutting holes in the roof of a building on fire?