Cooler nights are here and even cooler days are ahead. This has people reaching for jackets in the morning and soon will be cold enough to reach for the lighter to ignite the firewood in your fireplace. While you are getting cozy next to a fire, remember to practice fire safety. As the NFPA says, fire won’t wait, plan your escape. October is fire prevention month, head these warnings and practice fire safety with the NFPA.
Smoke Detectors And Fire Routes
Make sure your smoke detector technology is up to date and that it has new batteries. Home fires burn very quickly and you don’t have as much time to safely get out as you might think you do. From the second your smoke detector sounds off, you have just 2 minutes to get out.
2 minutes is not a lot of time at all. In 2 minutes, all you can do is get yourself out the door. At the time your fire alarm sounds off, you are too late to gather your family around to discuss an escape plan. Practice fire safety this month and plan an escape route.
It isn’t a fun conversation to have with your family, but we recommend sitting the family down to create a “just in case of fire” plan. This is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family. Practice fire safety and talk about your most efficient escape route before it becomes something you need to use. Practice the route and agree on a meeting place that is safe outside of the home.
Find Peace Of Mind With A Safe Plan
Practice fire safety and find your peace of mind knowing that even if things go wrong, you and your family will be safe. Besides a “just in case of fire” escape plan, here are a few other things you can do to practice fire safety and keep your family safe. Learn the lesson the easy way with fire prevention month, don’t wait until it is a problem.
Keep fire extinguishers up to date. This small fire retardant can go a long way to prevent a stovetop disaster from becoming a big problem that would otherwise threaten your safety. Know exactly where it is so you are not fumbling around in an emergency. If you have a grease fire, never put water on it. This type of fire must be extinguished with baking soda.
Practice fire safety with sensible decorations. Keep an eye on candles while they are burning, or if they are for spooky fall decoration, opt for led lights disguised as candles. Not only are these safer, but these faux candles will outlast your real candle sticks. Another benefit is that you will never have to worry about forgetting to blow out the candles before leaving the house. You may have to replace the battery faster, but you will be glad you don’t have to worry about the safety of your home.
If you smell gas, call your gas company and check that the appliances are turned off. Air the house out by opening windows and circulating the air with fans.
Call 360 Alarm
Practice fire safety with 360 Alarm. We have the technology you need to have peace of mind knowing your home and your family will be safe no matter the situation. We are dedicated to keeping you and your family safe, that is our only job and we have experts for the task. Though we are here to protect you, do your part and talk about fire safety with your family.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We can help you practice fire safety and keep you safe in many other dangerous scenarios. Don’t hesitate to call us at (972) 352-2659 with any questions you may have. It is fire prevention month, spread the knowledge of fire danger to keep everyone safe.