Simple Fire Do's And Don'ts

Aug 19, 2016

According to The American Red Cross, after a fire has started in your home, you only have, on average, 2 minutes to escape.   Every year there are more than 350,000 house fires. The quick blaze of a fire can be a fast, scary experience. The best way to proceed is to take proper precautions and make sure those around you know these simple tips.

 These quick fire safety tips can make the difference in surviving a home fire.

  • Fire Do’s
    • Make sure everyone in the house knows two ways to escape each room
    • Close doors behind you to slow the spread of fire and smoke
    • Plan a meeting spot outside the house
    • Teach kids to crawl outside -  once outside, stay outside!
    • Smoke alarms save lives, install a smoke alarm outside each sleeping area
    • Use the test button to check each smoke alarm once a month
    • Keep one or more working fire extinguishers in your home and know how to use them

  • Fire Don’ts
    • Don’t rely on one exit to escape from your home
    • Don’t forget about levels of your home, consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on second or third floor
    • Never re-enter a burning building, nothing is as valuable in your own life
    • Do not open a door without feeling it first to see if it’s warm. If it’s warm, the fire is nearby and you could cause greater risk of spreading the fire or injuring yourself

If you experience a fire in your home, these specific steps to take and thing to avoid will help you protect  yourself and your belongings.

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