Thursday, 13 February 2020

Fire prevention tips to keep your family safe



Waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of fire eating away your belongings and the smell of smoke throughout your home, which barely lets you breathe, is something nobody should experience. Fire safety has always been very important in my family to ensure that this nightmare doesn’t happen in our home, and it all starts with fire prevention.
 
Even though most fires are preventable, sometimes there are some fires which aren’t, so it’s also important to be prepared. I’ve put together a few tips on how to prevent home fires from happening and other tips on how to be prepared in case of a fire.
 
How to prevent home fires.
 
Reduce the risk of fires from happening by understanding the causes of home fires and by having in place good-quality fire safety equipment.


 
1. Causes
 
As the National Safety Council mentions, it’s important to be careful when cooking, using heating, smoking, using candles and more. For instance, when cooking “stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food” and “keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop”. It’s also vital to check all electrical cords and replace any that have bare wires.


 
2. Fire Safety Equipment
 
According to this article about fire prevention tips on Ironmongery Experts, an architectural ironmongery business, it’s highly important to ensure that your property has the basic fire prevention equipment in place. This includes installing and maintaining smoke and fire alarms, installing fire-rated doors and having fire extinguishers at hand.


 
How to be prepared in case of a fire.
 
If a fire occurs in your home, it’s essential to be prepared to act quickly and swiftly. 
 
Follow your escape route.
Try not to panic.
Don’t save valuables.
Drop to the floor and crawl to the nearest exit.
Don’t go back to the building.
 
As Safety.com explains, there is no guarantee that a fire will never happen in your home. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared and to take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of a fire happening in the first place. They recommend following the three “P’s” – prevent, plan and practice. 
 
Do you have any other fire prevention tips?

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