In these home fire safety tips, you are going to learn how you and your family can prevent home fires, escape from a home fire in 2 minutes, and recover after a home fire. Fire recovery can be a big hassle, so we want to help you prevent an accident.
Did you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire, early warning from a working smoke alarm plus a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Learn what else to do to keep your loved ones safe!
Remember These Tips for Fire Safety
1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home. This includes inside bedrooms as well as outside sleeping areas.
2. Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries. This may seem tedious at first, but making this a habit is worth it and will become easier over time. Teach the rest of your family how to check the smoke alarms, too. The more education in the house, the better chance you have of preventing an accident.
3. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year. If you’d like, you can plan the practices around the times you test the smoke alarms.
4. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone. Fires are too unstable and spontaneous to be trusted.
5. After a fire is put out, call a restoration company to help you get things back in safe order. They will have great advice on insurance matters and will get the construction of your home back to normal. For more fire recovery tips, click here!
We want nothing more than for you and your family to stay safe and feel reassured at home. We hope you enjoyed these home fire safety tips to help you keep your household in good hands.