Does Your Family Have a Fire Safety Plan in Place?
While no one wants to experience a fire in their household, how many of us can say with certainty that we are doing all that we can to prevent one? Home fires occur with more frequency than many people realize, and they are often due to simple errors or oversights that could be prevented.
Additionally, many house fires are more catastrophic than they need to be due to not everyone having a plan in place for how to handle such an emergency.
Because prevention and safety are so important when it comes to house fires, having a fire safety plan in place is one of the best things you and your family can do to stay safe. Making sure you are practicing prevention and know how to respond to a house fire can go a long way in protecting everyone that is living in your household.
What to Include in a Fire Safety Plan
Best practices for preventing fires. When it comes to house fires, prevention is the best and
first line of defense you should dedicate time to—the best case scenario is not having to deal with a house fire at all. Making sure everyone in the household is aware of how to prevent a house fire and why it is important to do so is a must. Habits such as leaving candles unattended or not staying near the stovetop when it is on can be costly and dangerous.
A roadmap for prevention tactics. In addition to getting into good daily habits to prevent fires,
it is also a good idea to make a plan for how you will do necessary maintenance items to reduce
your fire risk as well. Things such as testing your smoke alarms every month, checking the flammable items you may have stored in the garage or basement and ensuring that your fire
extinguishers are all in good working order are great maintenance tasks for a fire safety boost.
A detailed escape plan. When a house fire starts, you will generally only have about two
minutes to escape to safety, so having a plan together is a must. Make sure everyone in your
household is aware of how to evacuate from different areas of the home, that there are two exits from each room and that you have an external meeting place established where you will all convene while you wait on the fire department to arrive.
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