Every year, more than thousands of household fires are reported in India and many people die in these fires because they don’t take home fire prevention. One in ten of these fire victims is kids and woman. though, fire safety is not a question that comes to our minds over and over again. In our homes, there may be dangers that can take lives and destroy our properties, Money, Life and a lot of other things.
Most Household fire deaths occur because of breathing of toxic gas, rather than contact with flames. People are neglected towards these matters and they don’t think of taking home fire prevention. The misfortune is that a lot of these deaths possibly will be prevented by taking a few safety measures.
When it comes to residential fires, they start at home with you. Keep in mind that when discussing this topic, awareness is not enough. To read the next tips and do nothing is damage to your family and home. By taking action your family will be safe and sound outside
Fire Safety equipment
Keeping fire extinguishers in your home and knowing how to use them is a crucial part of your home’s crisis plan. You have to be conscious of the fact that they should really only be used for fires that are very small and controlled. The main concern is still the safety of everyone in the home, so if a room begins to speedily fill with smoke, exit the home instantaneously and don’t try to be the hero.
You should have at least one fire extinguisher on every corner of your home. They should be placed in the rooms with the highest possibility of a fire, the kitchen especially, Electrical panel area and the storage area as well.
How to Use Fire Extinguisher – It ’s a PASS method-
Pull the pin.
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. Hitting the tops of the flame with the extinguisher won’t be effective. You’ve got to smother the mark at its base.
Squeeze the trigger. In a controlled manner, squeeze the trigger to release the agent.
Sweep from side to side. Sweep the nozzle from side to side until the fire is put out. Keep aiming at the base while you do so. Most extinguishers will give you about 10-20 seconds of discharge time.
Fire alarms are the best lifesaver when it comes to fires in the home. Maximum fire deaths happen in the home with no working smoke alarm. In many cases, deaths are the result of an alarm not working as it should be, most frequently due to issues with the battery (battery issues)
Fire alarm looks such a small part but it is very important in terms of fire safety, they are the best protection tool especially in the case of home fire.
Make sure alarms are installed in every room, and outside every area
Test your alarms regularly
Replace the batteries in all your smoke alarms once a year.
Replace the alarm itself every 10 years
Fire blankets can be used to extinguish small fires in the home. They can also be used to wrap around a person whose clothes have caught alight fire. The blankets are packaged in a high quality, quick-release PVC container.
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