A fire can totally engulf a home or other structure in seconds. It is extremely important to know what to do in the event there is a fire. Of course, having a plan in place so that everyone knows what to do is essential, but prevention is just as vital.
Prevention is the First Step
Preventing a fire from starting in the first place is just as important as a safety plan and fire protection devices. It is impossible to totally prevent a fire from starting. Some are the result of nature such as lightning strikes. However, many fires are preventable. They are often the result of carelessness such as overloaded circuits, frayed electrical wires, smoking, and grease fires. Garages are another area where fires can start because many homeowners store flammables here. Cleaning out these items is one way of making the home a little safer.
A Fire Safety Plan
It is important to not only have a plan, but to practice it so everyone remembers exactly what to do if there is a fire. The plan should include exits from every room of the home to the outside. This includes windows because doorways can become blocked. If there …