Most residential fire deaths occur because of inhalation of toxic gas, rather than contact with flames. The tragedy is that many of these deaths could be prevented by taking a few precautions.
Lean how your family can prevent home fires, escape from your home in fastest possible way in the event of a fire and provide your home with helpful fire safety products.
General Fire Prevention Tips
Exit Drill In The Home (E.D.I.T.H)
* Have an Emergency Escape Plan and practice it frequently.
* In your Plan always have 2 ways out of every room,
* Make sure that screens and security features for windows can be easily removed from inside.
* If you are exiting with young children, the parent to which the children are most attached to, should lead the way, as children will be more likely to follow. Establish a meeting place outside your home to be sure everyone has escaped. Every family member should participate in practice escape drills.
* In the event of fire, do not stop to get dressed or gather valuables. Seconds count - do not search for the family pet.
* Teach your family that in a fire they must stay low to the floor to avoid smoke.
* Passageways may be completely filled with dense smoke, so everyone should practice exiting on their hands and knees while blindfolded.
* Establish a rule that once you're out, you never re-enter under any circumstances. As soon as two people have reached the meeting place, one should call 311 from a neighbor's house.