Planning for a Fire

Is there anything like a fireproof home? The answer is no. The best thing you can do is take fire prevention measures in the first place, and if any were to occur, make sure your family know what to do to get out of the home safely and have the right tools for this. These tolls and home safety were taught to us at our local Las Vegas fire extinguisher sales department. When we are all working towards health safety for ourselves, our family, and our neighbors then everyone wins.

Fire Prevention:  What kind of steps can you take you and your family do to prevent a fire?

  1. First, identify potential sources of fire in your home such as a stove and other kitchen appliances, heaters, radiators, etc.. Make sure nothing flammable is near these hot spots. This includes for example above the stove rags. Do not put sweets and chocolates on the shelves above the stove, keep these foods stored away from heat sources.
  2. When you’re cooking be careful that you’re not doing it with long sleeves that hang over the account, which could accidentally turn on the burner.
  3. Do not smoke in bed
  4. Do not put stoves or other heat sources within feet of the bed and other items of upholstery.
  5. Keep lighters and matches out the reach of children.
  6. Helps prevent electrical fires so you’re sure to not overload the grid. When you’re not using the appliances be sure to have them off.
  7. Take extreme caution when using candles, especially when children or animals nearby.

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Advice and Safety Fire:

What you can you and your family do if there is a fire? Use smoke detectors in the rooms and the bedrooms especially, and be sure to check if they work with frequency. Prepare an escape plan for the family and make sure to practice regularly. It would be ideal if you had an alternative plan of escape in case the primary route remained blocked. Whether you live in a house or high pa  apartment, make sure there is a fire escape. Keep them in mind for your escape plan. Make sure extinguishers are in the house and are on hand. And especially different extinguishers for the different types of fire that can develop. Have a specific blanket to smother fires such as kitchen oil fires.

If a fire occurs in your home, make sure you take your family as quickly as possible, but keep calm. If you are in your room and do not know if it is safe to open the door, check the temperature of it. If hot, do not open it. A good way to check the temperature without touching a door knob is spitting on. If it sizzles and evaporates there’s probably fire on the other side. If you’re stuck on that side of the house, be sure to cover the entrance of smoke putting wet towels in the cracks. Ask for help or call 911 immediately. If you go, do it on all fours so you can avoid being affecting by the smoke.

With a proper plan and attention paid to safety, you and your family you can prevent and survive home fires. This is really a good example in which a grain of prevention is a mountain of security.

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