Fire Prevention Week
It’s National Fire Prevention Week!
Check out these 6 useful tips on fire prevention and fire safety for you and your family.
Tip #1-Two minute escape plan
Creating a fire escape plan for you and your family is of the upmost importance. Many people assume that they will have plenty of time to escape a fire, but usually you only have 1 or 2 minutes to escape. Making and practicing a 2-minute fire escape plan prepares your family for what to do in case of a fire, and could ultimately make a difference between life or death.
Tip #2-Meeting Place
After creating and practicing a fire escape plan, it is important to set a meeting place!
Pick a safe meeting place that will be easy to find whether it’s day or night. The best way to do this is by selecting a safe spot that is clearly marked by a non-moving item, such as a tree or telephone pole! Make sure you family members know where to meet after escaping a fire so that you can make sure everybody is accounted for.
Tip#3-Test Smoke Alarms Once a month
Check your smoke alarms monthly so you and your family don’t become one of these statistics!
Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms, and More than one-third (38 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present. The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms, so be sure to regularly check yours! Source: National Fire Protection Association
Tip #4-Avoid Space heaters
When possible, avoid using portable / fixed space heaters, as they are the second highest cause of deaths in home fires! Yikes!
If you find yourself caught inside with fire and smoke, stay low to the ground as you make your way to the exit. ... You'll breathe less smoke if you stay close to the ground. Smoke naturally rises, so if there is smoke while you're using your escape route, staying low means you can crawl under most of it.
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Tip #6- Put smoke alarms on every floor
Install and maintain smoke alarms on every floor of your home and within every bedroom. Roughly 50% of home fire deaths occur during the night while people are sleeping.
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