Home Fire Safety Tips
Fire: There is nothing more terrifying. Every year, over 4,000 people die in fires, 100,000 homes are destroyed, and 40,000 family pets are killed. Not to mention the family treasures that are gone forever.
It is important to know that most fires are preventable. One of the leading causes of home fire fatalities are cigarettes.
- Do not smoke in bed.
- Put the cigarette out before you put it in the trash.
- Use a metal ashtray.
- If you are a smoker, be sensible.
Unfortunately, another leading cause of fire-related deaths is arson. Fires set intentionally claim more lives of more people each year than all natural disasters combined.
- Due diligence around the house, and a good eye for strangers can help immensely.
- Most arson fires are fueled with combustible items found close to the home.
One of the leading causes of fire in the winter months are faulty heating systems.
- Change your air filter regularly will help to ensure your furnace isn’t working too hard.
- Do not leave paper or flammable material within 2 feet of your furnace.
Diligence is the key to safety at home. Some basic home fire preparation tips include:
- Check your smoke detector regularly.
- Make sure your fire extinguisher has a good charge and is easily accessible.
- An easy access ladder is good for the second story rooms.
It only takes 30 seconds for a small flame to become a large fire and threaten the lives of people inside your home. For more basic fire preparation tips Home Fire Preparation Tips.
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