It is estimated by the National Fire Protection Association of the United States that fire accidents happen every 24 seconds. For that reason, preventive measures should be taken.Here are some tips on how to avoid fire damage and what to do, and what not to do during and after a fire accident.
DOs and DON’Ts When Dealing With Fire Damage
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According to the estimates provided by the
National Fire Protection Association,
departments in the United States respond to
fire accidents every 24 seconds. The NFPA
also estimated that there is one fire-related
injury every 32 minutes and one fire-related
death every 142 minutes. For that reason,
preventive measures should be taken.
Ways to Avoid Fire Accidents
Being prepared and cautious at home is the
key to avoiding fire accidents. Here are some
preventive measures to keep in mind:
1. Install Smoke Alarms and Sprinklers
If your house does not have smoke detectors
or sprinkler systems yet, consider having them
installed soon. These systems help minimize
the damage brought about by fire accidents.
If you already have these at home, make sure
to check them from time to time and see that
they are working properly.
2. Install Fire Extinguishers in Accessible
The use of
recommended when putting out small and
fires. Nevertheless, having
extinguishers installed in the most accessible
areas of your home can be of great help. Be
sure that you or your other family members are
trained to use them. For large fires, call the
nearest fire department.
3. Keep an Eye on Your Kitchen Appliances
Since cooking is the most common cause
recommended to keep an eye on your
kitchen appliances. Check them from time
to time and turn them off after use. If there
are any damaged parts, have them repaired
Do not try to put out the fire
Do not use an elevator when
Do not hide in the bathroom or any
Do not try to enter the property.
What NOT to Do DURING a Fire
Look for a fire exit or a way out of the
property you are in.
Stay below the smoke because it contains
chemicals that ar