October is Fire Safety and prevention month
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Make sure to check your fire alarms and consider changing your batteries every year when Daylight Savings Time changes rolls around. A 9 Volt battery only costs a little less than $1.50 as of the time of this writing and it’s worth the time and investment for your safety and your family’s safety. Also consider investing in a carbon monoxide detector. What a carbon monoxide detector does is determine if there’s any odd leaks in the house emitting carbon monoxide which is deadly because it can block healthy fresh oxygen from reaching you. This is why they recommend you don’t run a car running in a closed automobile because carbon monoxide can build up and be silently lethal.
Be sure to also go over and check out the Rossen Report on fire safety and closing doors. You can find that by going to Rossen Reports on the Today’s Show link. We also have a snippet about Mr. Rossen’s useful tips here or you can type “Rossen” in our search engine and read more about why we think his reports are an excellent read and watch. Finally we recommend that you know how to put out a fire with a fire extinguisher. There are different types of fire extinguishers for different fires. According to Nationwide’s website there are at least four classes of extinguishers.
For example Class A is to put out ordinary fires that burn on wood and paper.
Class B is to be used on flammable liquids like grease, gasoline and oils
Class C is only to be used for electrical fires
Class D is for flammable metals.
And then there are some that are multipurpose with combinations such as A-B, B-C, A-B-C.
Another thing to remember about fires is to know when to use a lid to smother a fire such as in the case of a flames from within a pot, when to use water such as in normal wood fires, and when to put baking soda to smother a fire.
We recommend getting training ahead of time so you are mentally prepared. And always discuss escape routes, double check your equipment is still functioning and and where your family rally point is as well as what to happen if an article of clothing catches on fire while you’re wearing it (stop-drop-roll).
[Photo: Image of a Carbon Monoxide Detector]
Do you or your family or place of business have an emergency escape plan for fires or have you had your yearly fire safety drill yet?