Fire Safety Precautions

Safety of home from fire is a very important aspect in our day to day life. Generally our silly mistakes or avoiding tendencies lead us to the danger of eruption of fire. If we adopt some small habits in our day to day work we can live safely.

  1. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you need to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
  2. Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. Turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep.
  3. Ask smokers to smoke outside. Have sturdy, deep ashtrays for smokers.
  4. Keep matches and lighters up high, out of the reach of children, preferably in a cabinet with a child lock.
  5. Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs, or have loose connections.
  6. Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep.
  7. Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.
  8. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Interconnect smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  9. Test smoke alarms at least once a month and replace batteries once a year or when the alarm “chirps” to tell you the battery is low. Replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old.
  10. If you are building or remodelling your home, install residential fire sprinklers. Sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive.

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