Safety tips to prepare your family incase of a Fire
A grease fire that starts in the kitchen or an electrical fire caused by faulty wiring, fires can happen in the blink of an eye. You may be prepared for them and know what to do when they occur, but to avoid serious injuries make sure to prepare your family with a plan.
Tips to prevent injuries to your family
In the event of a fire, here are some tips to help prevent injury, damage and stress. Stop, Drop, and Roll. If a fire breaks out in your home, remember these 3 words to get you out of your home safely. When you go to bed at night, close the bedroom doors to help protect fire and smoke spreading throughout the home. The door will hold off any smoke or fire from getting in the door that could possibly bye you some time for exit. For a small fire, if you feel comfortable, use a fire extinguisher. If you feel like you can't control it call 911 immediately and take it with you when escaping.
Stay calm. If someone panics or runs around trying to grab things before leaving their home, this could cause them to get hurt or get burned by hot surfaces in your home. Get out of the house immediately and call 911 from outside if possible. Do not go back inside until the fire department gives you permission. Stay low to the ground, keeping your hands on the floor, cover your mouth with a towel or shirt so that no breathable air enters your lungs instead of breathing through your nose or mouth.
It is important that these things be discussed frequently to ensure your family has a meeting place outside of the home to account for everyone for safety. It is very important that everyone stays out of the home to prevent injury by falling debris or smoke inhalation even after the flames have been extinguished. Don't go back inside until firefighters tell you it's safe again.
Remember, it’s important to have a plan in place and know what to do in case of an emergency. You should also make sure everyone in your family knows the plan so they can help out if necessary. By following these tips, you can help keep everyone safe during any type of fire situation.