PostHeaderIcon 5 Ways to Prevent Household Fires

One of the most series safety threats in the home are accidental fires. Fortunately, there are several steps that can be taken to help prevent house fires.

Cooking is one of the biggest dangers, so it is important to never leave food cooking on the stove unattended. It only takes a few seconds for a fire to start and grow out of control. If you have to leave the kitchen for a few minutes to use the restroom or answer a call, turn the burners off until you return.

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PostHeaderIcon Practical Fire Escape Plans for Your Family

Though no one wants to imagine losing their home and belongings to a fire, everyone should know how to get out if tragedy strikes. This is especially important if you have children. To begin your plan, make a map of your home and highlight all of the exits. There should be at least two exits out of every room.

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PostHeaderIcon Fire Safety Habits for Every Family

One of the best ways to protect your spouse and children at home is to practice proper fire safety habits. Keep reading if you need tips on how to keep your family safe from fire.

1. Make sure that your smoke detectors are working properly. Test the devices often, and make sure that the batteries remain fresh. It is also important to never take the batteries from smoke detectors for another device in the home; leave them in, no matter how badly you need a nine-volt for something else.

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PostHeaderIcon Basic Fire Safety Habits for Campers

Smokey Bear says, “Only you can prevent forest fires!” There’s nothing more fun than a campfire, but it’s important to understand campfire safety, both for your own sake and for the sake of the woods around you. Here are some basic habits you should cultivate for a fire-safe camp.

-Always start your fire inside a fire ring, fire pit, or grill.
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PostHeaderIcon How to Teach Fire Safety Habits

Young children are often curious about fire. Unfortunately, this curiosity can lead to tragedy. It is important to teach children fire safety tips, so they know how stay out of danger in situations with fire and can act quickly and safely in an emergency.

The first step in teaching fire safety is to set an example. Matches and lighters should be secured, and adults should treat fire with respect and caution. Check fire extinguishers and fire alarms and have children help. Explain what these devices are for and why they are important. It is also imperative that children be carefully supervised around campfires, bar-be-ques and in other situations where they may come in contact with fire.

The second step is education. Children should be made aware of the dangers of fire, and the consequences that can come from unsafe fire habits. Teach children that fire has a place where it is useful, but it is not a toy.

Finally, make a plan. Children need to know how to behave around fire and how to react in an emergency. Teaching stop, Elko ADT Home Security, drop and roll through example and regularly practicing a fire escape plan are important parts of preparing in case of an emergency.