A fire accident can destroy your precious belongings or hurt your loved-ones badly. You should always adopt preventive measures to prevent a fire accident at your home. In this post, we shall discuss safety measures that you must adopt to prevent a fire accident. Let’s read on.
Install Smoke Detectors
According to research, approximately one-half of fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms. It is important to put smoke detectors in fire-accident prone areas of your home, such as bedrooms, kitchen, near stoves, etc.
If you own a big house, installing at least one smoke detector on every floor of your home, including the basement, is essential. Change batteries of your smoke alarms once a year and check them twice a year if they are working or not.
Most fire alarms start functioning slow or may not work at all. Hence, it is important to replace them with new ones to ensure a safe environment for yourself and your family.
Keep Fire Extinguishers at Your Home
A fire extinguisher plays a major role in preventing the fire from spreading in large areas. Keep fire extinguishers at different places of your home so that you can stop the fire from spreading immediately. For installing fire extinguishers at your home, you can contact your local fire extinguisher service and learn how to use them.
You can use a fire extinguisher easily by learning the ‘PASS’ technique that stands for-
Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing in the direction of fire and release the lock of the container.
Aim low. Always point the extinguisher at the base of the fire to put it off instantly.
Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
Sweep the nozzle from side to side.
You can also mention this technique of using fire extinguishers and fire extinguishers so that everyone can use the container in case of any emergency.
Teach your Kids
Sometimes, your children may create fire unknowingly, and it can lead to a dangerous situation. Hence, it is important to teach your kids about the safety rules of matches, electrical cords, chemicals, stoves, electrical outlets, and fires.
It is also important to teach your children about what to do during an emergency. Tell them they should exit from the house in the case of a fire outbreak and call the emergency helpline. Explain to them the stop, drop, and roll technique to use while their clothing catches fire. This technique will help them in putting out the flames and avoiding severe burns.
The Final Words
While it is important to install smoke alarms in your house, it would be best if you could install the sprinklers in your ceilings. Sprinklers will start raining water as soon as the smoke alarms start ringing and will put off a teeny-tiny fire that can spread in your home. It is also important to check your fire extinguishers from time to time if they are working or not Alltimespost