Tips For Home And Office For Fire Prevention Week
October 05, 2018 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, FLA - Paul Davis, a leading national provider of water, fire and mold damage cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial properties, supports the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record, established in 1922 following the Great Chicago Fire that killed hundreds and left hundreds of thousands homeless. This year’s fire safety campaign theme is, LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
For example, look for places in your home where fires can start. Listen for the sounds of smoke alarms and know what to do if you hear them. And, learn how to make a home escape plan.
According to the NFPA, here are campaign tips:
- Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, or your office with work stations, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit. Visit the website for more about fire safety at http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/fire-prevention-week-audience.
- Practice a fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home and/or office, and practice using different ways out.
- Make sure address of home or office building is clearly showing on exterior.
- Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
- Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.
- For more information, visit the NFPA website at www.nfpa.org,
Paul Davis suggests the following tips to help keep everyone safe.
- Smoke alarms should be installed throughout the home or office, including the kitchen, basement, and every bedroom and outside sleeping area.
- Never remove or disable smoke alarms.
- Test smoke alarms at least once per month by pushing the test button.
- Interconnect smoke alarms so if one sounds, they all do.
- If smoke alarms don’t work, replace the correct size battery or the entire smoke alarm unit.
- Don’t let children play with fire.
- Don’t leave cooking items or clothing irons unattended.
- Place a portable ladder in each second-floor room.
- Have an updated, emergency first aid kit.
- Check fire extinguishers for expiration and replace as needed.
- Handle gasoline or propane-powered equipment cautiously.
- Install carbon monoxide detectors.
Paul Davis and fire industry professionals will help spread the word in their communities about the importance of fire safety. Contact a licensed professional or restoration and emergency services company if damage to your home or business is significant. All technicians are certified from The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
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