Practice escaping from alternate routes. Smoke will cause suffocation and prevent a clear vision practice crawling to exist in the dark.
For children home represents safety when frightened or hurt. Teach your children that if your home is on fire, it is no longer a safe place. They must learn to escape on their own in the event that a parent cannot help them and that they cannot hide from fire. Be sure they understand this. Designate a safe meeting place for your family to gather.
Emphasize to the entire family that under no circumstances does anyone return to your burning home. Post the Fire, Ambulance and Police Departments emergency telephone number beside each phone.
These safety and preventative measures are just a few that are carefully complied for each house holder. The loss of life especially to fire is always a dreadful memory. We urge you to be more fire conscious and make fire prevention your business.
Household Tips for Fire Prevention
a) Lighted stoves should not be left unattended.
b) Pilots should not be left alight overnight or when the house is unoccupied.
c) Jets and burners should be services regularly.
d) LPG “Liquid Propone Gas” attached to stoves should not be left turned on overnight or when the house is unoccupied.
e) Should not be stored in confined areas.
f) Gas heads should be removed from the gas bottle when not in use.
g) Loose curtains should not be hung at windows over the stove
h) MATCHES should not be placed or kept near any source of heat; it should not be experimented with or used around flammable liquids
i) Should be stored out of the reach of children
a) People should not smoke in bed
b) Children should not play in bedroom with matches
c) Candle should not be left lit and unattended in the bedroom or when retiring for the night
The most common sources in these areas are electrical appliances and household are reminded not to over load electrical outlets.
Most electrical hazards are caused through negligence but with general routine checks it is felt the some could be avoided. The following are a few hints to prevent such hazards:
a) If an appliance is in use smokes or smells garnable unplug it immediately
b) Defective extensions cords should be replaced and not repaired
c) Extension cords should not be overloaded or run under mats
d) Thin extension cords should not be used with large appliances
e) Fuses and circuit breakers should not be tempered with by non-professionals
Smokers make certain that cigarettes butts/ends are completely faint out, shed or wet before discarding do not retire to bed while smoking.
Should be checked regularly for cracks, leak sand other defects because their primary hazards are fire and explosion, they should never be stored or used near flammable liquids.
Especially Toddlers should be constantly supervised by adults. They should be kept out of the kitchen which is the main source of fire and all ignitable gadgets kept out of their reach.
“Know Your Home”
1) Check all possible fire exits
2) Make sure no fire is blocked by furniture
3) Make certain your windows and doors can open easily and quickly from the inside
4) When you mentally label a door or window as a fore exit be sure in fact it is
5) Sleep with you interior doors closed this will slow the speed of fire and smoke and increase your escape time
Encourage the entire family to participate in fire drills. People panic when there is a fire these drills will help; the correct procedure become a habit