Fire safety is a set of practices designed to reduce the damage caused by fire. Fire safety measures include measures aimed at preventing the onset of uncontrolled fires, as well as measures aimed at limiting the development and impact of fires.
Fire safety measures include measures planned to be implemented during construction or implemented in buildings that are already standing, as well as fire safety measures taught to building occupants. Here are some tips provided by the Red Cross:
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
- Test smoke alarms every month.
- Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
- Teach older children and elderly how to follow the fire escape plan and practice it twice a year
- If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP.
- The major sources of house fires and fire accidents are cooking and heating, and the winter months are the peak season for fire-related accidents.