Fires are a serious threat to homes and can cause significant damage, injury, and even fatalities. It is crucial to take measures to protect yourself and your loved ones from the potential devastation of a fire.
Home Fire Safety Tips:
Smoke detectors are essential safety devices that should be installed on every level of your home, inside each bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. They should be tested monthly and replaced every 10 years.
Have a fire extinguisher readily available in your home and know how to use it. Make sure it is in good working condition and easily accessible.
Avoid plugging too many devices into a single outlet or extension cord, and use surge protectors to prevent electrical fires.
Keep flammable materials, such as curtains, furniture, and papers, away from heat sources. Also, keep matches, lighters, and candles out of reach of children.
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Never leave cooking food unattended, and keep flammable objects away from the stove.
Create a fire escape plan with your family and practice it regularly. Make sure all windows and doors open easily and are not blocked.
Closing doors can help contain a fire and prevent it from spreading.
When to Call the Fire Department:
At NRS Injury Law, we understand that home fire safety is essential for personal injury prevention. By following these tips, you can help prevent fires and keep your family safe. Call NRS Injury Law today at 855.468.4878, or fill out our online contact form.
National Fire Protection Association. (2021). Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires. https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Fire-safety-equipment/Smoke-Alarms-in-US-Home-Fires
National Fire Protection Association. (2022). Home Fire Escape Planning and Practice. https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Emergency-preparedness/Escape-planning
National Fire Protection Association. (2022). Cooking. https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Top-fire-causes/Cooking