5 Fire Safety Tips
Do you know that fires cause the death of more than four civilians per year, 44 civilian fire injuries, and $12.3 billion in direct destruction of property in America? Do you also know when a fire starts, you may only have two minutes to get out of the house safely?
With that said, it is important to ensure you and your loved ones know fire safety tips.
With a well-established fire safety plan in place, you can be sure the fire won’t wreak havoc to your business or home. The risks of injuries or death will also be reduced.
Continue reading this article to learn the 5 fire safety tips you should have in place for your business or home.
1. Install Fire Alarms
Smoke alarms are the best early fire warning system. Install a smoke alarm on every floor of your home or business.
Also, always remember to test every month whether the system is working. If the system is disabled or on low battery power, it can’t save your life.
Also, consider replacing the alarms that are more than 10 years old. For complete fire protection, consider installing an automatic fire sprinkler system.
2. Plan a Fire Escape Route
In the event of a fire, always have an escape plan in advance. Also, let the loved ones know at least two unobstructed exits in every room - that may include windows and doors.
However, stairs are better during the escape than an elevator if you live in an apartment.
Also, ensure your entire household practices an escape plan at least once a year.
3. Keep Flames and Other Heating Equipment in Check
Open flames, heating, and cooking equipment are the primary source of ignition in homes. Smoking, heaters, fireplaces, wood stoves put your house at risk of fire.
All it takes is one mistimed movement, and a harmless flame turns into dangerous flames.
Reduce the risk of fire by ensuring all open flames are put off before leaving.
4. Have a Fire Extinguisher
Having a fire extinguisher in place is extremely important. It is even more important knowing how to use it. Ensure every employee or every adult in your household know the location of the fire extinguisher.
They should also learn how to use the extinguisher before any event of a fire. However, keep in mind that fire extinguishers can only contain a small fire.
In case of a large fire, leave the building and call professional fire extinguishers.
5. Utilize the Cliché Stop, Drop and Roll
If your clothing catches fire, be sure to utilize this basic movement to save your life. Don’t run or panic. Stop where you are, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands and then roll over several times.
The flames will smoothen, and you will be saved from getting severe burns. In case of burns, cool them with water.
Use the Above Fire Safety Tips to Secure Your Business and Home
Always keep your mind sober in the event of a fire. Utilize fire safety tips to escape. Also, be cautious to prevent a fire from happening in the first place.
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