Every Year in the United States there is an average of 358,300 home-based fires. The fire service on average responds to a structural fire every 87 seconds. House fires cause nearly 12 billion dollars in damage each year. Today Fire are burning faster and hotter than they have ever before, with these tips listed below you could prevent a fire and maybe even save your own life.
Rules that should be followed but are commonly ignored
- Keep and eye on the food that's cooking - According to 2019 statistics, cooking were responsible for 550 deaths that year. Those preparing food should never leave the stove unattended, especially when cooking in shallow pans with lots of oil.
- No Smoking Indoors - Smoking is a Habit that most people are not proud of, However those who cant seem to break the habit should keep it outside there home or any enclosed residence. Smoking takes the spot being responsible for 14.2% of fatal residential building fires.
- Position a heat source the right way - Making sure that your heat source is situated such that it won’t contact any potentially combustible materials is another major factor in fire prevention. electric heaters cause around a third of all winter house fires, and they are to blame in 80% of the house fires with a deadly outcome that occur during the winter, according to recent house fire statistics.
- Properly maintain appliances and electrical wiring - Having all your wiring checked by a professional is recommended for everyone moving to a new place, as faulty wiring easily starts a fire. Appliances such as washers and dryers also require proper professional maintenance on a yearly basis.
Basic Fire Equipment for all residences
- ABC Amerex Fire Extinguishers
- K Amerex Fire Extinguisher (Special Kitchen Fire Extinguisher for grease fires)
- Smoke Alarms (Batteries need to be checked/replaced every six months)
- Carbon Monoxide Alarms
- Kitchen Extinguishing Fire Blanket