Fire is nothing you want to take lightly. As fast as a fire can start, it can quickly turn into a destructive force that can turn your life upside down, causing damage and harm to everything it touches and comes into close contact. Because of this fact, you always need to be prepared if a residential fire breaks out. The last thing you will want is to be caught off guard by a sudden residential fire. There are basic facts about fire safety that everyone needs to know, and here are some examples of those fire safety facts.
Even in the event of a residential fire, you should have an escape plan in place in case a fire breaks out. An escape plan is an integral part of fire safety because it will help you evacuate to safety most quickly and safely. You may want to practice by having fire drills to help prepare just in case there is a residential fire, that way you can worry slightly less if there is a fire because you already have a well thought out and mapped out escape plan ready and in place.
For starters, if a fire occurs, you should know how to combat it. Properly placed fire extinguishers can help reduce the impact and severity of a residential fire when it breaks out thanks to their presence. Understanding how to use a fire extinguisher is vital for any adult to understand because it can help put out a smaller fire before it gets the opportunity to become large and spread. To properly use a fire extinguisher, you need to pull the locking pin out, aim it at the base of the fire, squeeze the lever and, then sweep it from side to side to put the fire out. Although if the fire is already too large and spreading and the room is rapidly filling up with smoke, then you should go ahead and evacuate instead at this point and put your escape plan to use.
To ensure absolute fire safety in your home, you need to make sure your smoke detectors are fully operational. Each floor should have smoke detectors, and there should be one near every bedroom in your home as well because when you hear them go off, it will be time to put your escape plans into action. You will want to test your smoke detectors at least once a month to make sure they are working and that there is still some juice in their batteries. They will need to be replaced entirely about every ten years.
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