Monday, October 8, 2012

National Fire Prevention Week

During the second week of October, people across the U.S. are focused on promoting fire prevention and safety. Fire safety is important knowledge for everyone in case they are ever found in an emergency situation.  Unfortunately, many fire hazards in the home go virtually undetected because people are unaware or do not take the time to fireproof their home. By utilizing some simple tools, you can create a safer environment in your home and educate everyone on what to do in case a fire breaks out.

A lot of fires that start in the bedroom are usually caused by misuse or poor maintenance of electrical devices, leaving candles burning too long, smoking inside or even children getting a hold of a lighter or matches. With a little education, most of these issues can be addressed and avoided. An example is making sure flammable items such as bedding and clothing is at least three feet away from lit candles or portable heaters. Items such as electrical blankets and appliances should never be used if the power cords are frayed or cut. And lastly, remember that electrical outlets should never be overloaded with lots of appliances plugged into one outlet. Below are more tips and tools on how to protect your home from a fire.
*Make sure all fire alarms in the household are up and operating correctly. Replace batteries if needed.
*Designate escape routes from different parts of the home and practice them to be prepared in case a fire does break out.

*Don’t forget what you learn in school: Stop, Drop and Roll! This is very important in case your clothing or hair catches on fire.

*Remind kids that lighters and matches are not toys and are tools for lighting things. IN the same regard, make sure matches and lighters are out of reach of children and in a safe place.
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Below is a great video from the Live-Safe website:


  1. Right,Good to see these useful info here..Thanks a lot for sharing them with us.


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