HOW TO Be Prepared For Wildfire and Fire Emergencies (with FireAlarm.com)
September was National Emergency Preparedness Month and at FireAlarm.com, we think- no, we KNOW– it’s VITAL to be prepared for any emergency in your home, work, or wherever you are! That means not just being prepared for a fire (though we do stress that because, duh, FIREALARM.COM), but any emergency.
I think the few weeks between September and October are especially important for fire safety as we transition from National Emergency preparedness Month and October is Fire Safety Month. Moreover, next week is fire prevention week (so stay tuned for some prevention tips!). That is why, at FireAlarm.com we want to stress the importance of preparing for wildfire emergencies as well as preventing fires from starting in your own home – and how FireAlarm.com is here for you!
FIRST OF ALL:
Let us reiterate that if you own a commercial building or other properties that have fire alarm systems, make sure they are RUNNING UP-TO-CODE, and have gone through the right maintenance and testing. Visit our list of services to see how FireAlarm.com can help you save time and money while keeping you safe!
As we discussed this week on social media, you should be PREPARED for an emergency inside and outside your homes. Have an emergency kit with added Covid-19 essentials (masks, hand sanitizer, gloves) and other “in case of emergency” items—such as a fire blanket and fire extinguisher ready in case a fire occurs or impedes on your home. Make sure you have an emergency kit in your car and office as well! You can get emergency equipment from FireAlarm.com right here and here!
Know your risks:
See what disasters are common in your area. If you live somewhere where wildfires are a prevalent issue, make sure you stay alert for local news and evacuations, and purchase the right insurance for your home! It is extremely important that you research what to do in the event of a flood, earthquake, wildfire, and so on, depending on what you’re most likely to encounter in your residence.
Get rid of RISK:
Clear your property of wildfire risks to reduce the chance of fires spreading to your home. That means clearing the areas outside of your home of combustibles—twigs, dry vegetation, and flammable furniture that sits in your yard. Make sure to cut your grass regularly!
Practice fire safety in your home:
Set fire safety habits in your home with your family! Never leave a stovetop or open flame unattended. Avoid using frayed cords and exposed wires, or loose plugs. Check and test your smoke detectors and Co detectors and practice a fire escape plan with a set meeting place: everyone in your family should know exactly what to do if a fire occurs!
FireAlarm.com can help YOU prepare for fires in your home. We offer over 5 thousand life and fire safety products: check out our home security devices here!
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All the best,
– FireAlarm.com’s Social Media Head
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