For the past 15 years there have been many fires either residential or commercial which have claimed over 100,000 lives. As civilized and technologically advanced our home fire systems can be it’s not only in the technology that saves lives but as well as the knowledge of fire safety.
Some simple tips to keep in mind for Fire Safety
- Create a layout of your building and make sure everyone knows the fire exits, safety routes and fire safety equipment.
- Check fire exits/routes routinely to make sure that there are no inconveniences during a fire.
- You should consider planning where everyone will meet outside of the building/house.
- Run drills. Routine Fire Safety Drills will make sure that during an actual event people won’t panic.
Every year over 10,000 lives are implicated and lost because of fires this also means that property and valuables perish in a fire. Having a well organized Fire Safety plan can save not only your life but the lives of the people within the building, with quick and focused response to the fire you just may be able to save any damages done to property as well.
What can a homeowner do to prevent/slow a fire until firefighters arrive?
Many business buildings own fire extinguishers, internal water hoses, sprinkler systems and fire alarms. Homeowners can as well install a sprinkler system, fire alarm and put fire extinguishers in accessible areas. This is an investment that can be the difference of stopping/minimizing the fire while protecting your home and family and losing your home and many valuables.
Some products a homeowner can look into:
- Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- Fire Extinguishers
- Escape Ladder
- Fire Resistant Insulation