.... in the home


The key to fire safety is preparation:

Planning escape routes, discussing what to do in case of a fire ahead of time will save precious seconds should the real thing ever occur.

Going through what-if scenarios will not only help save time in case of fire, but will also make us aware of potential fire causing hazards and help prevent fires.

Fire Safety in the Home



Here are a few suggestions on how to react should a fire break out in your home.

  • If you smell smoke or your smoke detectors sound, get your family out immediately.  Call the fire department as soon as possible.

  • Never reenter a burning house for any reason.  Leave fire fighting to the professionals.

  • Never use water on electric, oil or grease fires.  Turn off the heat immediately and use a lid to smother the flames.

  • If you can’t remove the fuel from a wood, paper or fabric fire, cut off its air by smothering the fire with a coat or heavy woolen blanket.  You can also cool the fire with water or a fire extinguisher.

  • Even if a fire is confined to a frying pan or wastebasket, never spend more than 30 seconds fighting the fire.  Small fires can grow at a frightening speed.

  • If someone’s clothes are on fire, douse the flames with water or use a heavy blanket to smother the fire.
  • Check out retractable fire ladders for 2nd and 3rd story escape alternative