Anywhere in the world, there is bound to be a fire prevention day, week or month aimed at reminding individuals about how dangerous fire can be to life and property. During the celebration of this, awareness campaign, drills and exhibit of products such as modern and hi-tech fire alarm systems are conducted to educate even the youngest ones on how they should act and what they can do to help prevent fire from happening.
These days, you will notice how schools, hospitals and other buildings prepare for this kind of situation. Fire escape and escape routes, fire extinguishers and fire alarm button as highlighted are available at every corner. You can also foster the same awareness and readiness for fire disasters in your own home. Aside from installing fire alarm systems, you can teach every member of the family their roles in emergency situations such as fire and other disasters. You can also start making your home fire-proof by having your electrical connections and your gas supply checked regularly.
Avoid electrical overload and octopus connections. When using appliance, plug them on the outlets for their specific voltage. Turn off appliance when not in use and unplug them as short circuits can happen anytime. Be sure to close your gas supply when you are not cooking and take note of any leak to have it fixed immediately. Always remind your kids to avoid playing with matches and candles. During power outages, opt for led emergency lights. If you can’t avoid using gas lamps and candles, make sure that they are placed in steady surfaces and away from flammable objects.
As many people say, prevention is better than cure. Fire prevention and awareness should not only be practiced in the workplace or schools but most importantly in every home. Installing a modern fire alarm device will keep your family safe. You and your family’s awareness and readiness for these kinds of events may not only save your property but your lives as well.