#1 Safety Tip For A House Fire
When it comes to a house fire there are many ways you can keep yourself safe. Start with having the proper equipment readily available in your home. This would include working smoke detectors outside bedrooms and in central locations of the home, along with a ready to access fire extinguisher on each level of the home. It’s also very important that each member of the home knows the escape plan in case there is a fire.
Another great tip to ensure the safety of those in the home is to make sure that you keep bedroom doors shut at night.
Based on a FEMA report that was released in July of 2016 “About half of house fire deaths result from fires reported between 11pm and 7am, when most people are asleep.” A shut door can help keep the fire and smoke from the fire out of the room. Not only can a shut door keep a fire and its smoke out but it can help make the air quality more livable, giving you more time to develop an exit strategy.
Based on studies done by the Firefighter Safety Research Institute, in the mid 1980’s you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Though, due to increased use of synthetic materials within both furniture and construction materials those numbers have rapidly deteriorated.
Within 40 years the amount
of time you had to escape a house
fire went from 17 minutes to
only about 3 minutes.
….I don’t know about you all, but my family can’t do anything in 3 minutes.
For more information on fire safety visit nfpa.org
And enjoy this video “Close The Door”