As a provider of security and safety supplies, we acknowledge the importance of Fire Safety and Prevention month. We want you to become more aware and acquainted to many of the fire safety measures. Even though some places are more prone to fire dangers such as warm climate areas in Texas, Arizona and Southern California, fires can happen anytime, anywhere. Whether you leave your stove on or a gas leak in your home, they can happen wherever you are unexpectedly. Not only can fires happen in your home, they can also happen at school or work. That’s why knowing the extra safety precautions to prevent and save you from fires is of the utmost importance.
When you’re inside a building, it is necessary that you have an escape plan in case of a fire emergency. Make sure you that there are at least two different routes with which you can exit the building. Always have a leader or someone who is assigned to help in case of a fire emergency to direct and help those in need. You need someone to keep everyone calm and composed so that everyone leaves the vicinity in a timely manner instead of scattering around in panic. Have one person call 911 to report the fire. You should have an assigned meeting area to keep track of every individual in the building as people leave. This will make it easier to find out who is still in the building and who is safe outside. Taking roll call is the best way to keep track of people.
If you don’t have a smoke detector in your home, then you should immediately buy and install one. The Fire Department recommends installing the smoke detectors usually in the hallway and bedrooms of your home. When purchasing a smoke detector, make sure that it has the Underwriter’s Laboratories seal that ensures it has been tested and approved for quality and performance. Many homes are already installed with smoke detectors, but you’ll be surprised to how many of them actually don’t work. Why is that? It’s because sometimes we forget to change the battery and no longer operates. Remember to always check and test your smoke detectors every week. You never know when an unexpected fire will occur while you are asleep in bed, in the front lawn or backyard.
Here are a couple of other fire safety measures that we should pay close attention to:
- Be Prepared and Ready. The simple safety measures can save your life.
- Install and make sure that you have a smoke detector in all rooms, hallways, and other important areas of your home.
- At least test them every week or every month to make sure they work properly.
- Have a safety plan for getting in and out of the building. Fire drills are very important, especially if you have children.
- Smoke is also an eminent danger!
- We always think about the fires, but smoke is usually the first killer when it comes to fire dangers.
- Smoke sucks all the oxygen from the air causing you to pass out and leave you vulnerable.
- Smoke contains poison gases and can get extremely hot very quickly.
- Smoke is sneaky and usually won’t even know until its too late, which is why having a smoke detector is needed for every home.
- Preventing Fires
- When cooking in the kitchen, never leave it unattended. If you do need to leave, make sure you keep the heat low on the stove and return as soon as possible.
- If you smoke cigarettes, first run water over them before you dump them into the trash. Keep the area clean of any dropped cigarettes; they can potentially start a fire.
- When lighting candles, always have an adult do it and blow it out. Make sure you have candles that won’t fall and are contained in a fireproof holder. Always place candles away from children, pets and out of reach where it might fall and cause a fire.
- Keep any flammable items such as chemicals, sprays, matches or lighters in a safe and secure place.
The most important thing is to keep yourself and your family safe first before anything else. As valuable as your collectibles, jewelry, photographs, clothing and other items can be, nothing is more important than you and your family’s life. However, there are definitely ways to keep all your valuables intact and safe in case any fire emergencies ever happen.
As a security provider, we offer plenty of high security safes that offer fire protection. We have a variety of different fire safes that can withstand up to 1850°F for up to two hours. These safes are heavy-duty and built with high quality steel to provide protection against theft and burglary. The fire resistant safes also have been tested under the Underwriter’s Laboratories guidelines to ensure they can resist extremely hot temperatures. If you absolutely need something to protect all your belongings and valuables then a fire safe is the ideal answer.
Here are a couple of fire safes we highly recommend:
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