Time is of essence when it comes to fires at home. In just two short minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, an entire home can be engulfed in flames! It's important for residents and families to become familiar with how fire works, the main causes of home fires, and the various methods for fire safety. Staying safe from fires at home begins with you. Awareness alone is not enough; proper preventative action is crucial.
Take some time to review the Residential Fire and Safety Guide for valuable fire prevention and safety tips. (courtesy of the Safety, Health & Consumer Council and SafeHome.Org).
Home fires can be prevented. Take some time to inspect your house for potential fire hazards using this simple checklist.
A serious fire can occur in any part of your home. Use this checklist to make a safety check of your home. Get the whole family involved with your inspection and be sure to correct any things that may be dangerous. Remember to have a home escape plan and practice it regularly.