Most people are fairly aware and fully prepared when it comes to fire protection in the home place. With the advantages of cutting edge technology found in products such as the smoke alarms from Fire Protection Online in the event of a fire people can be rest assured they will be warned about a fire straight away. Other related products that can be a great addition in your home are small fire extinguishers and fire blankets. I have had to use a fire blanket many times due to over enthusiasm when it comes to cooking!
This is all well and good but far less people are prepared for the risk of fires from outside of the home. Natural disasters such as flooding, electrical storms and even heavy winds or snow can cause fires outside of the home due to the electrics they could possibly disturb. Something we may possibly forget to consider is the potential risk from neighbouring buildings, whose inhabitants may not be as vigilant as you are with fire safety.
Here are some very useful tips to ensure you and your family are safe from the threat of fires from inside and outside of your home:
- Keep your garden and outside areas tidy and free from clutter – this also includes any natural litter such as leaves, twigs and pine needles.
- ALWAYS make sure you replace the batteries in your smoke alarm – most smoke detectors have a ‘test’ button which allows you to test if the alarm still makes an audible noise. Test this function regularly.
- Store anything flammable far away from the house – if you have any gas canisters or flammable liquids such as petrol or oil, make sure they kept are as far away from the house as possible.
- Keep fire tools handy in the garden – if you are worried about the contents of your garage or potting shed, keep appropriate fire tools to hand which can be used to extinguish any threat of fire as soon as you are aware.
- Prune hedges and trees regularly – make sure there are no branches looming over your home that if ignited, could come crashing down in high winds or a storm.
- More importantly, if you do ever experience a fire call 999 to make the fire brigade aware immediately.
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