How to prepare for in-home fires

National Fire Prevention Week is October 8-13, 2017, and WH Security would like to share these tips to keep you, your property and your family prepared and safe should a fire occur.

smoke sesorNational Fire Prevention Week is October 8-13, 2017, and WH Security would like to share these tips to keep you, your property and your family prepared and safe should a fire occur.

  • Draw a map of the interior of your home. Plan two exits from each room and a path to the outside. Practice those escape routes at least twice a year (once during the day and once at night) and set a meeting point outside the home.
  • If your house has two or more stories, purchase fire escape ladders and keep them in bedrooms on the upper floors.
  • If you have children in the home or children that visit regularly, make sure they know where to go in case you can’t help them.
  • Check the batteries on smoke alarms every six months.
  • Make sure your house number is clearly visible from the road so emergency vehicles can find you.
  • While exiting a home with a fire, close doors behind you whenever possible as it may slow the spread of smoke and fire.
     

For added protection, WH Security offers monitored smoke and heat sensors. These sensors drastically improve your safety and the safety of your property even if you’re away because they detect and alert our security dispatchers of the presence of smoke and fire so that emergency personnel can be quickly dispatched to your home. For more information on our smoke and heat sensors, call (763) 477-3664.

Heather Reinhart

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