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Are you ready to become a fire-prepared hero? It’s time to take charge and protect your loved ones from unexpected fires.
To help you sort things out, we came up with this list of tips so you can prepare, prevent, and conquer fires.
What to Do Before a Fire
- Install smoke detectors and fire sprinklers.
- Create a fire escape plan.
- Practice your fire escape plan.
- Keep fire extinguishers in fire-prone areas.
- Clear clutter.
- Store flammable materials properly.
- Check electrical fire hazards regularly.
- Teach your family about fire safety.
- Keep a list of emergency contact numbers.
- Prepare a family bug out bag.
Here are the things you must do before a fire:
1. Install smoke detectors.
Put smoke detectors and fire sprinklers on every level of your home, especially near bedrooms and the kitchen. Make sure to test them each month and replace their batteries at least once a year.
2. Create a fire escape plan.
Make a fire escape plan for your household, with at least two ways to exit each room. You should also designate a safe meeting place outside your house.
3. Practice your fire escape plan.
Regularly practice your fire escape plan with your family, especially your children. Everyone must know what to do in case a fire breaks out.
4. Keep fire extinguishers in fire-prone areas.
Put the right types of fire extinguishers in key locations, such as the kitchen and garage. Then, teach everyone how to use them.
While fire extinguishers help, they are expensive, heavy, and hard to store. The residue from the fire extinguisher is also hard to clean up.
Use a fire spray if you want a more affordable, lightweight, and convenient way to put out a fire in seconds. The Hero Fire Spray is an easy-to-use, NSF-certified alternative to fire extinguishers.
Here's a table showing the differences between the Prepared Hero’s Fire Spray and a regular fire extinguisher:
|Hero Fire Spray||Regular Fire Extinguisher|
|Lightweight, easy to carry||Heavy, hard to carry|
|Easy to store||Needs more space for storage|
|Can put out all types of home fire||Can only put out specific types of fire|
|100% biodegradable||Mostly made of non-biodegradable materials|
|Easy to clean||Hard to clean|
|Safe for kids and pets||Not safe for kids and pets|
5. Clear clutter.
Keep your home free of clutter, especially the areas near heat sources and electrical outlets.
6. Store flammable materials properly.
Keep flammable liquids, such as gasoline and paint thinner, in a cool, well-ventilated area far from heat sources.
7. Check electrical fire hazards regularly.
Appliances and outlets are among the biggest fire hazards at home. So, regularly check electrical appliances for signs of wear and tear. Avoid overloading outlets or extension cords as well.
8. Teach your family about fire safety.
Teach all family members about fire safety, including how to stop, drop, and roll if they catch fire.
9. Keep a list of emergency contact numbers.
Have a list of emergency contact numbers, including those of the local fire department and hospital.
10. Prepare a family bug out bag.
Assemble a family bug out bag with essentials like water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and important documents in case you need to evacuate.
You did it! You're now a fire safety pro with the know-how to keep your family secure from fires. Stay alert, stay safe, and remember: a fire-safety superhero is always prepared for fires.
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