It’s the start of the new year in just a couple of days! Now that we’re approaching the new year, it’s the perfect time to put extra thought into fire safety around your house. New year’s resolutions are being concocted, and improved fire safety seems like a great goal to reach. Being better protected against fires isn’t just beneficial to you; it helps everyone in the same building as you. To help improve your fire safety, here is what you can do.
Make Sure There is a Game Plan in Place
You need to have an effective fire escape plan for if a fire were to break out. Everyone should be informed of where all of the exits are located in the event of a fire. Also, you’ll want to coordinate a meetup area outside of the building. This area should be a safe distance from the fire, and it will help make sure it’s easier to keep track of who’s in the building and who isn’t.
Have Fully Functional Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detectors, and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Installed
Nothing is worse during a fire than to have equipment that isn’t functional. A big part of promoting fire safety is to have fully functional fire safety equipment. Pieces of equipment you need include fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors, and smoke detectors.
You need to have smoke detectors installed all throughout the building, and there should be at a minimum one smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector on each floor of your house.
Keep Fire Extinguishers Accessible
Fire extinguishers are among the most vital fire safety tools you can have. Make sure you have them mounted throughout the house. At a minimum, one should be found both in your garage and your kitchen. You should have one on each floor of your house so that there is always one that’s easier to access if a fire breaks out. If you have a rechargeable fire extinguisher, you should get it serviced once every six years. If your fire extinguisher has dry chemicals, you should shake it occasionally because it makes sure that the chemicals don’t get compacted.
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