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Fire Prevention Month Tips: How to Help Prevent Fire Breakouts All Year Round

Fire Prevention Month Tips: How to Help Prevent Fire Breakouts All Year Round

The beginning of summer also marks the start of Fire Prevention Month. It is during this period where the highest fire incidents are recorded in the country. The hot and humid weather makes a perfect recipe for fires to break out. Learn different ways on how you can prevent fires in your home to keep your family safe.


1. Check For Electrical Hazards

Check for Electrical Hazards

Electrical hazards are one of the main causes to start a fire. Loose wirings or that burning plastic smell from power outlets and home appliances is usually a telltale sign that something is wrong. Make it a habit to frequently check all electrical hazards at home and have it repaired by an electrician immediately. Remind your household, especially the kids, to unplug all devices not in use, avoid overcharging, as well as playing with matches, lighters, or any combustible items in the house.


2. Install Smoke Alarms

Install Smoke Alarms


Smoke alarms can save lives. It is the best early warning sign that can put a difference between life and death. A fire can start in the kitchen, bedroom, living room or even in the basement. Make sure that smoke alarms are installed on every level of your home and in every room. Smoke alarms won’t make a sound, well, if it is not working. If you already have one, remember to test it once a month and frequently replace the batteries.


 3. Know How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

 Know How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

Owning a fire extinguisher is one thing, but knowing what to use and when to use it is more important. Remember that fire has various classifications, and each class corresponds to the type of fire extinguisher used to fight against it. If the time comes and one needs to be used remember the acronym PASSPull the pin, Aim nozzle at the base of fire, Squeeze to release product, Sweep from side to side.


 4. Device A Plan

 Device A Plan

When worse comes to worst you only have a few seconds or a minute to escape. The best way to deal with emergencies is to stay calm even under stress. Plan with your family on how to escape each room, pick a meeting location away from the house and decide who to call for help. Make it a point to practice escape drills especially when children are involved.


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