Do you know what to do in case of a fire? It’s important that you and your loved ones are well-prepared in case of emergency. Although a fire might seem like the last thing to ever happen to you, the National Fire Protection Association reports that there are over 365,000 house fires alone each year. To ensure you and your family are as prepared as possible in the event of a fire, follow the tips below:
Have an escape plan
It’s crucial that every member of your family knows the escape plan to get out of a burning house. The key to this plan is escaping as quickly and as safely as possible. Be sure you you and remember different ways out of your home in case the smoke makes it too difficult to see, or if your usual exit path is blocked by flames.
Assess the situation
If you’re in a room with the door closed when a fire spreads, immediately check to see if there is any heat or smoke coming through the cracks in the door frame. This will let you know if there is a fire on the other side of the door. If you see smoke coming through the door do not open the door! However, if you don’t see smoke, carefully touch the door and the door knob. If the door or door knob feels very warm or hot, do not open the door! If the door knob feels cool and you don’t see any smoke, proceed to your emergency route quickly and carefully.
Take extra precautions
One of the best ways to prevent a fire is by installing fire sprinkler systems and smoke alarms. Residential fire sprinklers can control and possibly extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive.
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