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Home Fire Prevention and Safety Tips

Home Fire Prevention

Today, he’s going to teach his grandkids about fire safety.

Did you know that most home fires can be prevented? That’s right! You can protect yourself from most house fires before they happen. Poor mechanical maintenance is the number one cause of house fires.

Routine upkeep of water heaters, fireplaces, space heaters, stoves, and electrical systems can prevent unnecessary fire damage.

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These flickering lights can be a sign of loose wiring. When the wires are not connected properly, electrical currents traveling through the loose gap can create sparks, which may lead to an electrical fire.

Call a professional to fix the problem right away! Another frequent cause of home fires is simply carelessness. Flammable liquids such as alcohol, gas, aerosol, and lighter fluid should be removed from your

Home and handled as little as possible.

If a flammable item must be kept in your home, keep it out of the reach of children and pets sectional sofas.

Smoke detectors are necessary to alert residents of home fires.

Immediate awareness of smoke in your home is crucial for taking action before it’s too late.

To make sure your smoke detector is in working order, hold down its button until the alarm sounds.

If needed, use a long object, like a broom, or stand on something secure, like a footstool, to reach the test button.

If you don’t hear the alarm after several seconds, you should change the batteries or call an electrician.

A nonfunctioning smoke detector more than doubles the chances for serious injury during a fire.

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Most smoke alarms are good for 10 years.

If you aren’t sure how old yours is, check the date of manufacture on the back. Most house fires start in the kitchen. If a small fire starts, use a fire extinguisher to put it out fast. If you need to use a fire extinguisher, remember the acronym P.A.S.S.

It’s simple! First, PULL the pin and break the seal. Next, AIM the hose at the base of the fire.

Then, SQUEEZE the handle to release the contents while SWEEPING back and forth to cover the entire fire area.

Remember: Pull, aim, squeeze, and sweep! Now, who wants to try it out?

Remember, if it is an emergency; don’t try to fight the fire!

Find the nearest exit and crawl there; the safest air is 12 to 24 inches off the ground.

If your clothes catch on fire, stop, drop, and roll to put out the flames. Use your hands to cover your face and protect your lungs. And call 911 as soon as you get to safety!

Okay Felix, I think that’s about everything!

How about we celebrate our new fire prevention knowledge with a scoop of ice cream?