Putting Fire Safety Measures in Place Around the House | SERVPRO® of Kingston/New Paltz
Regardless of their size, fires that break out in your Ulster County home can be a traumatic event. Fires can start for an alarming number of reasons, but thankfully, by practicing fire safety, households can drastically reduce the chance that one will occur.
By putting the right fire safety measures in place around the house, individuals can be much less likely to experience a fire and much safer if one does occur. To help you prepare, we have put all of the top tips in one convenient article for your reference.
*Frequently Check Smoke Detectors. Installing and maintaining smoke detectors in the home is the clear first step against fire safety. Having operational smoke detectors reduces the risk of fire injury or death, and it can ensure you can call the fire department much more quickly to reduce the damage to the home.
*Have a Fire Escape Plan. Having a clear and efficient plan for evacuation in the event of a fire is the best way to make sure everyone gets to safety once the alarm sounds. Make sure each room has two designated exits and that fire alarms can be heard from every area of the home.
*Know How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher. Owning and knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher can help stop the problem of a house fire before it starts. Make sure you and all family members know how your model works and where it is located just in case.
*Never Leave Flames Unattended. Unattended flames cause a significant number of fires each year. No matter the size of the flame, they all pose a fire risk that can quickly get out of hand if no one is nearby. When cooking, burning candles or using a fireplace, be sure someone is always around.
*Keep a Closed-Door Policy. The house fires that break out during the night are some of the most deadly, due to the decreased reaction time of sleeping victims. The good news is that sleeping with a closed door can dramatically slow down a fire’s spread as it makes its way toward the sleeping rooms of your home, giving everyone more time to react.
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