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
Fire Safety Devices In The Home
Equip your home with smoke alarms and other tools that can help you gain precious seconds in a fire, The earlier a fire is detected, the less risk there is to your life. Fire alarms and smoke detectors play a very important role in this
* Purchase a smoke alarm for every floor of your home, and read the instructions on how to use it and where to position it.
* Smoke alarms should be placed near bedrooms, either on the ceiling or six to twelve inches below the ceiling on the wall. Do not place it within 6" of where the wall and ceiling meet on either surface.
* Test your alarms regularly to ensure that they still work.
* If you have a battery-powered alarm, change the battery every six months when you change your clocks.
* For maximum protection, install BOTH ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms in the home for the optimum detection of fast flaming fires and slow smoldering fires.
To guard against small fires or to keep a small fire from developing into a big one, every home should be equipped with fire extinguishers. Because almost all fires are small at first, they might be contained if a fire extinguisher is handy and used properly.
You should take care, however, to select the right kind of fire extinguisher, because there are different ones for different kinds of fires. Install fire extinguishers on every level of the home and include the kitchen.