Another year goes by, and we’re already in the month of October. Not only is October known for Breast Cancer Awareness month, but also Fire Safety Awareness. As a safety and security provider, we sell products to reduce the risk of damaged valuables from fires and fire accidents. With that said, we would like to spread the awareness of fire safety and the importance of preventing fires. We want to make sure your home and business have the necessary protection and preparation in case of a fire emergency.
Most business facilities and stores will have a fire extinguisher handy in case of a fire incident in the building. However, not only fire extinguishers are the same, and there are different types of fire extinguishers. Make sure you know what type of fire extinguisher you are using against fires. Fire extinguishers have a rating of A, B or C. Fire extinguisher A is used for fires that contain wood, paper or cloth. Extinguisher B is used for fires that hold grease, gasoline, chemical solvents and other oils. Extinguisher C is used against fires that are caused through electrical equipment. These types of extinguishers can be rather expensive, but can save your home and family in case of a fire emergency. ABC-Rated extinguishers should be kept in every room of the house and near an exit.
As always, you need to test and check your smoke detectors at least once a month. Most smoke detectors have a test button so when you press it, it should go off or you can do it the old fashion way, by holding up a candle near it until it goes off. If the smoke alarm doesn’t go off within 30 seconds, then we suggest you replace the battery. You should already be replacing the battery every year, and if your smoke detector is getting filthy, you should probably clean and remove any dirt and dust so that it is able to detect smoke better.
When using extension cords, always be cautious. Extension cords can be overused and sometimes overheat. Usually extension electric cords can hold different amounts of electricity and wattage, and when overloaded, can cause sparks that can lead to fires in the home. Be careful of where you place extension cords and the different utilities that you use for it. Think twice about plugging it in, and if you’re trying to operate a device that uses a lot of electricity, read the manual first and see if it is able to operate safely with the extension cord. If possible, always try using the wall outlet, as it is the safest way to operate high-electrical devices.
Most people believe that fire itself is the cause of death, but most of the time, that’s not the case. Smokes from the fires are the first to creep up and can be the dictator between life and death. When smoke lingers and starts to build up, it can consume a home in a few minutes. If it’s too late, it’ll deplete most of the oxygen in your home, causing you to collapse and fall to the ground because of the minimal amount of oxygen in the air. From there, that’s when the fire has time to catch up to you, and you’re burned along with the rest of your home. That’s why you need to make sure you close your doors before you sleep. It’ll buy more time in case a fire starts in another room and it will block some of the smoke until you wake up.
Always keep your home safe from items that can cause a fire. Sometimes you may not even be aware of it, but there are certain items that can cause fires without you even noticing. Keep dangerous, flammable items away from heat and in a safe place like flammable chemicals, sprays, paint thinner, paint buckets etc. Even piles of newspapers or oily cloths should be kept away, as they can cause fires from spontaneous combustion.
Remember, SecurityBase.com is always concerned with your safety. If you follow these safety measures, then you’ll reduce the cause of fires in your home. All preemptive measures should also take place if you on a store, shop or your business. Make sure employees, staff members and customers are aware of the safety measures that need to be taken in case of a fire emergency. We have plenty of products in case of any fire accidents and emergencies.
To promote Fire Safety Awareness Month, our currently have a wide variety of fire preventing products on sale. If you want to keep files, paperwork, sensitive information, patient files, and classified documents safe from theft and especially fires, then we have the perfect product for you. Manufactured by the top and reputable company in fire resistant file cabinets, FireKing provides the ultimate protection against heat, fires and burglary. In case of a fire emergency, count on FireKing’s fireproof filing cabinets to keep your documents safe from harm and the effects of extreme heat. You’ll be able to save yourself the hassle of losing all your confidential files and irreplaceable paperwork.
We also provide safes that are specifically designed and constructed to protect against fires. Our fire safes are constructed from quality manufacturers such as AMSEC and MESA. Every fire safe features the ability to withstand extreme temperatures of heat and fire. Each safe differs in the amount of time and temperature it is able to endure. Make sure you read the information carefully so you can choose the best price and protection that you will need. Fire safes can protect to as minimal as 30 minutes to 2 hours. Choose wisely and start protecting your valuable assets now!