5 Fire Safety Tips Everyone Should Know
It’s critical to keep your home safe from fire and other disasters, whether you have kids or not. Check out these five fire safety tips everyone should know and put them into practice today! You’ll feel confident knowing that if there’s an emergency, you and your family will be ready!
1) Keep a free bucket of sand in your kitchen
One of our most important weapons against a grease fire is sand. The first thing to do when confronted with one is to find a large bucket and fill it with sand. If you have no sand, run outside, find some in your yard or any other source you can find, then come back and dump it on your stove or grill if there’s been an accident. Keep that bucket handy!
2) Have working smoke detectors in every room
Smoke detectors can save lives, but if they’re not working properly, they can’t. If your smoke detector is more than 10 years old, replace it. You should also look at your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers from time to time to ensure that they’re still in working order; test them monthly for battery power and be sure that you know how to use them. Keep a fire extinguisher near your stove or other areas where a small blaze could start easily. While we hope you never have a fire emergency, having these things on hand will help protect against an accident when one does occur.
3) Remove as much clutter from your home as possible
The more clutter you have in your home, especially combustible items such as old newspapers and magazines, cardboard boxes, etc., will increase your risk of fire. If you need to keep some of these items, store them in a fireproof container or in a room that’s as far away from where you sleep as possible. Make sure there are no leaks or cracks in any of your appliances and immediately clean up any spills before they can cause damage to something flammable like carpeting. Make sure there are smoke detectors installed in every room and at every floor level of your home (and replace their batteries yearly). You should also have carbon monoxide detectors installed—particularly if you use gas appliances—because many CO leaks occur without warning.
4) Install an automatic sprinkler system
Automatic sprinkler systems are a key measure to protect against fire accidents. These systems can contain, control and extinguish a fire quickly, preventing it from becoming more than it could be. The sooner water is introduced to a fire, the more damage can be prevented and spread can be stopped. Install an automatic sprinkler system in your home today for added protection against fires!
5) Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do in case of an emergency
Close doors to any rooms that have a fire or smoke in them. If you cannot extinguish a fire yourself, leave immediately and dial 911 from a neighbor’s phone. For emergency help with a fireplace, call your local fire department; if you suspect an abandoned building is on fire, contact your local police department. Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do in case of an emergency: Close doors to any rooms that have a fire or smoke in them.
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