We’re still at the beginning of the new year, and we’re all currently trying to accomplish the goals we set out to reach before the year is done. One goal you may have is to increase the level of fire protection you have. Fire safety can often go unnoticed because you only notice it when there is a fire emergency, but that doesn’t mean you want to ignore its significance. That’s why, today, we’ll review ways you can increase your fire safety levels for the new year.
Get Your Fire Extinguishers Serviced
Fire extinguishers are some of the most important tools to have for fire emergencies. Because of this, you have to ensure that your extinguishers are installed the right way. Also, you want to undergo the proper maintenance procedures, seeing to it that your extinguishers get tagged and serviced regularly.
Monitor Your Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors don’t last forever, as much as we would prefer that they do. Since they eventually stop working, you need to keep a close eye on your smoke detectors so you can watch for signs that they could need replacing. Sometimes, the entire detector could need replacing, but in many cases, you’ll just need to get new batteries. A professional fire protection company can provide some insight into the source of the problem.
Practice a Fire Escape Plan
No fire safety plan is complete before practicing how to escape a fire emergency. Whoever is going to be in the building should understand how to safely evacuate if a fire emergency were to break out.
Make sure to take time out of the day to practice a fire escape plan. Learn all of the best escape routes, and let everyone know that they should NOT go back inside the building after they have evacuated. The more you practice this plan, the easier it will be to remember it when it counts.
Be Careful When Cooking
If you’re at home or you own a restaurant, you’re preparing food frequently, and there are ways fires break out while preparing meals. Make sure you are constantly monitoring all of your kitchen appliances, and turn them off when you’re finished using them. A fire extinguisher should also be in close proximity to you in case of a fire breakout.
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