While these are pretty alarming statistics, the majority of house fires can be prevented. There are several actions you can take to protect your property and loved ones from fire.
As homeowners, it’s essential to take a comprehensive approach to fire safety. Not only should you evaluate any fire hazards in and around your home, but also educate yourself and your family on how to prevent and prepare for fire should one occur.
In this blog, we’ll walk you through our fire safety checklist, which includes:
First, though, let’s take a quick look at the fire safety devices you should have in your home and the benefits of each.
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When it comes to a house fire, every second counts. That’s why it’s essential to not only have the proper fire safety equipment installed, but to ensure each device is working correctly. The right safety devices can alert you immediately if you and your family are in danger, saving you precious time and allowing you to reach safety before disaster strikes.
Smoke detectors are one of the most important tools you can use to keep your family and home safe from fire. Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home, inside your bedrooms, and outside of all sleeping areas.
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Because it is an odorless gas, carbon monoxide poisoning victims frequently can’t tell when there’s a leak— until it’s too late. So, if your home has gas-powered appliances, an attached garage, or a fireplace– a carbon monoxide detector or alarm can be life-saving.
If you want to learn more about preventing carbon monoxide leaks, check out this article.
While you’ve likely heard of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, gas leak detectors may be a new term for you. Gas leaks pose both a personal health threat and a fire safety threat. Natural gas leaks also are typically not detected by a carbon monoxide detector.
A natural gas leak happens when a gas line or gas appliance springs a leak. The natural gas in the pipeline can seep out and leak into open areas, resulting in:
The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. Let’s begin by reviewing this checklist of common danger zones in your home to ensure that you’re intentionally safe in every area of your home.
Highly flammable products safety
Home heating safety
Fire extinguisher safety
Smoking safety (if applicable)
Children are naturally curious about fire and can find themselves in a dangerous situation if they aren’t educated about fire safety.
Teach your kids these lessons:
If your home catches on fire, everyone living in the home must know how to escape quickly and safely. A fire escape safety plan can be powerful to create to protect your family.
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