|Creating an exit plan
An exit plan is priceless in the case of a fire. By creating a consistent plan that trains your family how to exit the house safely by instinct, you'll take valuable seconds off their escape and may very well save their lives.
|Fire protection systems
There are two types of fire alarm systems that exist: heat detecting and smoke detecting. Both types of systems have their advantages. The most important issue of fire detection systems, however, is making sure they work.
|Getting the neighborhood involved
Neighborhood involvement is a great way to maintain security in your area. Talk to your neighbors and find out what car they drive, when they are usually home and when they'll be going out of town.
|Matches and fire safety
You can easily prevent residential fires started by matches by exercising some simple precautionary methods. You should lock up matches if you have a child in the house.
|Planning fire drills
The first thing you should think of when you hear your smoke alarm go off is your exit plan. When you encounter an emergency, it's very easy to panic and be unable to decide the right thing to do.
Not everything that is poisonous is marked with a skull and crossbones. You should read all your chemical product labels. Even household cleaners can be poisonous.
|Securing flammable fluids
The vapors which flammable fluids give off are very flammables. Vapors from fluids like gasoline, kerosene and alcohol all emit vapors which are heavier than air and will go to the lowest level possible.