Infographic: Fire Safety and Prevention

by Robyn Wright on October 10, 2015

in Living

Infographic - Enjoy a new and informative infographic each SaturdayThe second week of October is Fire Prevention Week. I searched around to find an infographic for today that provided us all some reminders about this important information and found this two of them to share. Take the Fire Prevention Week Quiz first to see how prepared you really are, or are not, and then take the time to learn more.

First is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep” which explains why you need a working smoke alarm in every room people sleep in! I recently saw something on TV that compared a modern home with more modern furniture and such that was fully engulfed in like 4 minutes. They compared this to an old home with old furniture that took almost 30 minutes to fully engulf. The nature of what things are made of these days are much more flammable and we need every second we can get of warning to get out of the house!

The second is “Escape Planning” which is not as much an infographic, but it gives good information. Get the entire family involved in creating or revising your escape plan in case of a fire. Let the kids be the “fire marshal” in your home to get them more involved and be sure to practice the escape!

The National Fire Protection Association has tons of other great resources that are useful for all year round, not just during Fire Prevention Week. If you have young kids, be sure to check out Sparky the Fire Dog’s site also.

Did you learn something new from today’s infographics? Do you have any other tips or resources to share with the rest of us?

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Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP - Fire Prevention Week Infographic

Escape Planning for Fire Prevention Week

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1 Tiffany C October 10, 2015 at 10:51 am

This is a great reminder! DD’s come home lecturing me about fire safety and how to find two exits to escape. We did a fire escape plan and a meeting point last year and it’s good to go over it once in awhile. Everyone should do this!

2 shellypeterson October 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm

I like the idea of interconnected fire alarms so if one goes off they all do. I didn’t know they had these. I always have fear of a fire. Thanks for sharing this. Fire safety is very important.

3 Elena October 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm

We have a smoke alarm in every bedroom. Living in fire danger zone it’s so important to remember the fire safety.

4 Lisa Brown October 11, 2015 at 4:39 am

We definitely have a fire plan; I live in a fire area. I have smoke detectors every where,

5 Robin October 11, 2015 at 7:08 am

I learned that you should know at least two ways out of every room, which is not always an easy feat. I also learned that you ought to replace your smoke alarm entirely every 10 years.

6 tannawings October 12, 2015 at 1:49 am

One of my husbands best friends is a fire captain, I have heard hi say not to have interconnected unless it is wireless. He has also said most peoople die in fired because of smoke and its mainly because batteries arent changed- he says to change them during the time changes twice a year to just change them to be safe.

7 Kristen October 12, 2015 at 2:04 am

We change our batteries when we change our clocks for Daylight Savings Time….otherwise times gets away from you and you don’t realize how long it’s been.

8 pricousins October 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm

thanks for the fire escape planning tips!

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