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Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Firehouse Facts |

How to lessen the chance of fires in our house and lives

Home fires have been a dark spot on humanity when it comes to disasters ever since we discovered fire. Fire has been present in our society as a helping tool ever since we can remember, but it has also been a destructive force that can wipe out our assets or even our lives in a blink of an eye if we let it roam without keeping it in check in our lives. For that reason, fire prevention systems have been made in almost all aspects of our lives.

Many people don’t even think about it but fire prevention methods and rules have been set up and are functioning in everything we do. For instance, if you go on a relaxing cruise ship adventure you will notice that there are a lot of heavy metal doors that are placed in convenient places. These doors are called fire-screen doors and are there to cut off the progress of an ongoing fire. With them, the chance of fire spreading to other parts of the ship is lowered by almost 80%. Then if you are in a random business building there are rules that have to be checked and their implementation maintained as they state that every floor should have a fire extinguisher. Some businesses tend to install fire sprinklers that turn on at the first sign of fire or smoke and they have been known to stop fires from spreading competently.
While homeowners can always count on the firefighters helping them in the chance of a fire occurring, it is smart to be willing to prevent some of these fires by doing certain things that will lessen the chance of a fire happening.

Here are some of our suggestions.

1) Stop or limit smoking areas

Smoking is not only bad for your health but it has also been reported that smokers have run the risk of starting a fire in their home by a whopping 50% more than nonsmokers. If you have to smoke limit the area of smoking to only one room or your balcony.

2) Fireproof your cooking space

Cooking is the leading case of home fires in almost all the countries into he world. The first thing you want to do is to always be aware of the situation when you are cooking. It only takes 2 seconds for the oil and fire to mix and you could have a full-fledged fire burning your home down. Fireproofing your cooking space with metallic sheets and removing anything that is flammable in the cooking vicinity is desirable.

3) Home appliances

The faulty home appliances are another great example where fires start in homes. If you have any appliance that you suspect to be faulty, make sure to change it or get it checked out asap. Additionally, if you are leaving your home it is advisable to turn off all your appliances that don’t have to be connected to the power (like your fridge has to be) and then when you get back home you can connect them again. Never leave anything plugged in if you are going to be away from your home for several hours.