Fire Away: The Importance of Fire Extinguishers and other Fire Prevention Tips
Fire extinguishers have been around for quite some time and according to studies, they are more likely to put out more fires than the Fire and Rescue Service. In essence, fire extinguishers are one of the greatest investments in your home for its’ accessibility. Although, we often see them in commercial spaces, places where it is required to have a fire extinguisher. Despite its importance, not many homeowners feels the need to invest on these life-saving tools.
In this day and age, it is important to be ready for accidents and tragedies that may come our way. Calamities happen in the most unexpected time so it is only smart to be ready with necessary precautions in case the time comes. However, some might say that it is bad luck to anticipate such a horrible event, we should always remember that it is better to be safe than sorry.
Importance of Fire Extinguishers
Following this, TGR have listed the importance of Fire Extinguishers to help you understand why you need them at home.
It is First line of defense against accidental fires
As mentioned above, we never when an accident will occur and in case there is an accidental fire in your home, Fire Extinguishers are used as a first line defense in putting out the fire and causing more damage to your home and valuable items.
It protects the environment
Aside from it’s life saving skills, Fire Extinguishers can also help save the environment by limiting pollution. Specifically, now that we can control small fires, it can easily put out fires and limits the smoke and burning particles to damage the ozone layer. Additionally, it reduces the amount of water that will be needed to put out the fire and limits the resources needed to repair the damages.
It is portable and easy to use
According from a research from the United States, 80% of all fire accidents can be solved by a portable fire extinguisher; that is to say that because it can be easily used because of its’ compact size, it is easier for us to manipulate and put out fires.
How to use Fire Extinguishers
In using a Fire Extinguisher, make sure you know the word PASS.
Pull – Pull the safety pin from the top of the extinguisher and breaking the seal.
Aim – Aim the nozzle at the fire at a safe distance
Squeeze – Squeeze the handle to release the extingusihing agent inside
Sweep – Sweep from side to side as you slowly approach the source of fire to put out the main source of the fire.
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Other Fire Prevention Tips
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
- Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
- Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
- If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
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