Fire Safety Video for Children
Smoke Detectors Save Lives!
This is very true! It is a fact that most victims who die in a fire could have lived if they only had a smoke detector. There is a misnomer that fire is what will get you and cause you harm. In actuality most victims in a fire are smothered by a fires choking smoke long before the flames ever reach them.
When there is a fire, both you and the fire are in a competition for oxygen. Since the fire doubles in size every minuet, unfortunately it is a battle which you most likely will not win if you do not have a smoke detector. The key to surviving a fire is an early warning. A smoke detector properly placed in your home will give you the time you need to escape to safety.
We strongly recommend that you place one on each level of your home. If you can not afford that, the most important place to have one is in the hallway leading to your bedrooms. When you are asleep is when you are most vulnerable. Remember to change the battery in your smoke detector every 6 months! A good key to go by, is change the battery every time you change your clocks
What kind of Fire Extinguishers are there?
Every home, apartment, work area and vehicle should HAVE a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers can be purchased at hardware stores or though special fire extinguisher companies. It is a good idea to install them and check them often to make sure they are in working order.
There are four types of fires. The type of fire is designated by designated by what is actually burning. Fire extinguishers are rated by how well it fights each type of fire. Look for these markings on the extinguishers at your home and workplace. Don't have an extinguisher? Then its time to get them,learn how it operates and what fires it can control. Look for these markings: