Red Deer County News

Posted on: October 13, 2017

Are You Prepared For A Fire?

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Information provided by https://fpw2017.ca 

50% of home fire deaths result from non-working smoke alarms. Properly working smoke alarms are now the law. You must have at least one on every floor of your home. It’s also smart to have alarms in each bedroom. Make sure to test your alarms regularly!

Be prepared by having the right fire safety equipment in the right places - installing and maintaining working smoke alarms is essential. Purchasing and learning how to use fire extinguishers and escape ladders will also increase your level of safety.

Take action and invest in the safety of your family and home today! Nobody ever thinks it will happen to them. It’s a tragic reality, but fire can strike when we least expect it. Everyone needs to have a fire escape plan. Draw a map of your household and mark two exits from each room. Practice your home fire drill twice per year.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, you may have as little as two minutes to escape a burning residence. Seconds could mean the difference between escaping safely or facing tragedy. Preparing your home to detect and defend against fire is an important responsibility. It is advised that you have a professional assessment to make sure you are abiding by the law and also to ensure you have the proper equipment. Each home is different but it is always better to be over-prepared.

Find more resources at Fire Prevention Canada (www.firecan.ca) or at Lifeready Survival Inc. (www.lifereadysurvival.com).

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