Fire Safety Tips

Close Before You Doze

In the event of a fire, a closed door can slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Check out the video below from ULfirefightersafety to see the dramatic difference a closed door can make.

Read More

Preventing Fire

Of course the best way to practice Fire Safety is to prevent fires from occurring in the first place. Start by keeping these tips in mind: -Check that all electrical appliances, cords and outlets are in good working condition. -Are your electrical appliances in good condition, without loose or frayed cords or plugs? -Are your…

Read More

Do you know how to get out of the home in case of fire?

Plan your Escape Route in case of a fire before you need to use it! Planned escape routes are a necessity, especially if a fire were to occur during the night. Go through each room in your house and think about the possible exits. You should have in your mind two escape routes from each…

Read More

Smoke Detectors

Change the batteries in your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors twice a year when you change your clocks for daylight savings time. It’s a fact that having a smoke alarm in the house cuts your risk of dying in a fire in half. Almost 60% of all fatal residential fires occur in homes that don’t…

Read More

Using a Fire Extinguisher

Be prepared for any accidents by having fire extinguishers strategically placed around your house. You should have at least one extinguisher on each floor and one in the kitchen (this one should be an all-purpose extinguisher, meaning it can be used on grease and electrical fires), and one in the basement, the garage, or workshop…

Read More