Fire safety starts with you and there are a number of things that you can do to be prepared.
The first thing you should do is to equip your home with fire safety equipment. For optimum smoke detection, smoke detectors should be installed in all the bedrooms, hallways, the basement, kitchen and the attic.
Fire extinguishers need to be in a handy place, such as under the kitchen sink or right inside the garage door. It is recommended that you put fire extinguishers on every floor of your home and in the garage, while domestic sprinkler systems have been proven to save lives and are now an integral component of fire safety
You can have an alarm system installed in your home that will be connected to the police, ambulance service, and fire department. They typically have a panic button that you can push in the event of a fire or emergency.
Work with your family on different types of escape routes. It is best to have at least three possible exit plans in case any of the exits are blocked by a fire.
Whether you have a two-year-old, teenager or you are in your 60s, you should visit your local fire department. They will give you fire safety tips and suggestions that you may never have thought about.
There is specific information that you need to know whether you live in an apartment, high rise building, dorm or single family household. The more you can learn and do to prepare for a possible fire, the more you can help insure your safety and the safety of those that you love