When there is a time to enjoy your favorite holiday traditions, celebrating around the table, and making new memories with friends and family. To ensure that the festivities are both happy and safe, here are some useful holiday season fire safety tips from QuickShipFire.
Fire safety is a fundamental consideration in building design and management, but unfortunately, one that is often overlooked—firewalls are today more likely to be associated with IT security than with physical safety.
Fire Safety Equipment
Equip your home with smoke alarms and other tools that can help you gain precious seconds in a fire.
If you have a fire, smoke alarms can cut nearly in half your risk of dying in a fire. Smoke alarms sense abnormal amounts of smoke or invisible combustion gases in the air. They can detect both Flaming fires and smoldering.
• In new homes: The National Fire Alarm Code requires hard-wired, interconnected smoke alarms with battery back-up on every level of the home, inside each bedroom and outside each sleeping area. Alarms must be wired together so that if one sounds, they all sound.
• In existing homes: If smoke alarms are not already in place, at a minimum install them on every level of the home and outside each sleeping area. If a fire occurs inside a bedroom, dangerous gases can cause heavier sleep. For the best protection, install interconnected smoke alarms in each bedroom and throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
• To prevent nuisance alarms, vacuum cobwebs and dust from your smoke alarms monthly. Never disable a smoke alarm, even if you experience nuisance alarms while cooking or showering. Instead, use the alarm’s “hush” button. If nuisance alarms are a persistent problem, look for a different type of smoke alarm and ensure they are installed in correct areas in the home.
• Use the test button to test your smoke alarms at least monthly. The test feature tests all electronic functions and is safer than testing with a controlle