Fire Safety at home with Action24
Importance of Fire Awareness at Home
- Cooking, smoking and electrical related fires have significantly increased.
- Heating equipment fires (portable heaters, heating blankets, etc.), are a leading cause of home fires.
- A fire can start in any room and the results can be devastating.
- The number of casualties from accidental fires in the home has now almost doubled.
- The reduction in frontline firefighters due to the pandemic, makes it even more important to get proper fire protection.
- It can take less than five minutes for a fire to engulf an entire property.
Basic home fire safety checklist
- Fire detectors and Fire Alarm Systems are essential for vital early warnings.
- Fire detectors should be installed on every level of your home to quickly detect smoke.
- Be sure to follow heating safety tips for all your equipment
- Fire extinguishers should be easily accessible on every level of your home
- Be sure to have an escape plan for you, your family and your pets
- Be Fire Aware: Be careful not to overload plug sockets
- Ensure candles are not left unattended and put them out before going to bed
- Be sure never to leave your cooking unattended
- Be sure to check your electricals, Christmas trees and decorations regularly
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