Fire safety tips for the home
A house fire can be one of the most devastating things a home owner can go through. The fires can range from a small kitchen fire to an entire inferno that consumes the whole house. While fires can cause a massive amount of money to the home owner, the most important issue during a fire is personal safety. When a fire starts you may only have a minute or two to escape safely after smoke alarms start to go off. Here are some tips to help make sure you are prepared in case of a fire in your home.
Smoke alarms are an essential piece of home safety, and are critical when it comes to fire safety. The faster you are alerted to a fire, the quicker you can respond appropriately, and the quicker you can escape a potentially life threatening situation. Its recommended by the National Fire Protection Association to keep a smoke alarm on every level of the house, and one in every bedroom. They also recommend checking the batteries once a month.
Having an escape plan is incredibly important when it comes to fire safety. As mentioned earlier when your smoke alarm goes off you may only have a couple of minutes or less to get out of your house safely. Preparing an escape plan with planned routes out of the house is of the utmost importance. An understanding of your house layout is important as well in case your original exit plan is blocked by fire or debris, that way you can make an adjustment on the fly if need be.
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