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Fire Prevention Month

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

The American Red Cross says, on average there are 7 people killed a year and 36 people injured a day due to house fires. They also say that there is over $7 billion worth of damage every year due to house fires.

October is national Fire Prevention Month. There are many ways to prevent a fire in your home and becoming one of these statistics.

Ways you can prevent fires in your home

  • Keep lighters and matches out of reach of children
  • Clean the lint out of your dryer after every use
  • Keep flammable materials away from heat sources
  • Have your HVAC system tested regularly and repaired as needed
  • Never leave appliances such as curling irons, ovens, or grills are running
  • Never leave portable heaters, candles, fireplaces unattended
  • Never use appliances or electronics with damaged electrical cords

Even with the best preventive measures in place it is best to prepare for a fire. There are several ways you can prepare you and your family for a fire emergency.

Ways you can prepare for a fire disaster

  • Have fire detectors located in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area, and on every floor of the house
  • Test fire detectors monthly
  • Replace the batteries in fire detectors at least once a year
  • Have at least two emergency escape routes
  • Teach children the emergency escape routes
  • Teach children how to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency
  • Teach children how to stop, drop, and roll in case an article of clothing catches on fire

These are just a few ways to prevent and prepare for a fire emergency for more information contact the American Red Cross.

For any assistance with damage from a fire call SERVPRO of CHEYENNE at 307-514-9011.


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