You want to protect your home and the ones that live in it, and most people are willing to do almost anything to do so. This is one of the reasons why doors should always be locked, and why many people invest in home security systems. Many people think they have sufficient fire protection when they simply have a fire alarm.
A fire alarm is great because it will alert you in the event of a fire, but there is much more that a person can do to prepare for a fire. There is an average of over 350,000 house fires each year, and these fires cause a lot of death, injury, and property damage. You do not want it to be your house and family. Here are a few different ways that you can prepare for a house fire.
A fire alarm acts very similarly to a security system. There are a few aspects that go into a fire alarm that you should get excited about. The first thing is that instead of just making a lot of noise, it will also call the local authorities. You can focus on getting yourself and your loved ones out of the home, and the alarm will contact the local fire department. A fire can consume an entire room in a matter of minutes so each minute is precious.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
If you walk into most corporate buildings and look up you will see a fire suppression system, like sprinklers. The most effective way to stop a fire is with water, and the best way to do that is with a fire sprinkler system. The sprinkler system will have water flowing through it at all times, so it is always ready. However, the sprinkler heads will be blocked with a glass case filled with glycerine. When the glycerine boils the glass will shatter and allow the water to flow through the sprinkler heads. This is one of the most effective ways to prepare for a fire.
Every home should have a fire extinguisher on every floor, and also in the kitchen and laundry room. These are the areas where fire occurs the most. You can also have a firefighter come to your home and help you develop an escape plan. The firefighter can show you where the best places to put the fire extinguishers and explain fire safety. This can extremely important if you have children.