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Fire safety Tips

Have you installed at least a handy fire extinguisher?

  • Make sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire.
  • Practice alerting other members. It is a good idea to keep a bell and flashlight in each bedroom.
  • Install smoke detectors. Check smoke detectors once a month and change the batteries at least once a year.
  • Post emergency numbers near telephones.
  • Be aware that if a fire threatens your home, you should not place the call to emergency services from inside the home. It is better to get out and place the call to fire authorities from a safe location outside the home.
  • A fire burns for longer and spreads faster when there is an uninterrupted supply of oxygen. So, if there is a fire in your house, run outside the house and close all doors and windows. This will cut off the supply of oxygen and the fire will gradually reduce.
  • If you smell leakage of cooking gas, you should do the opposite. Open all the windows and doors for the gas to escape.
  • Invest in a good quality fire extinguisher. Money is spent to buy so many things. You should not mind in buying a Handy Fire Extinguisher.
  • Keep a couple of buckets with sand to put off fire
  • Train yourself and teach the rest of the members of the family on how to use the fire extinguisher.
  • If your clothes catch fire then lie down on the floor and start rolling. This will put the fire out.
  • Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear short or tight-fitting sleeves when you cook.
  • Keep the gas Cylinder erect and flat. Do not shake the cylinder when it is exhausted. Just remove it and fix a new cylinder.
  • Keep the empty cylinder outside and not in the kitchen
  • Don’t keep the refrigerator inside the kitchen
  • In the hands of a child, matches and lighters can be deadly! Teach children that matches and lighters are "tools" and should only be used by adults. Store them where kids can't reach them, preferably in a locked area.
  • If you have halogen lights, make sure they are away from flammable drapes and low ceiling areas. Never leave them on when you leave your home or office.
  • Never smoke in bed or when you are sleepy. Carelessly discarded cigarettes are a leading cause of fire deaths.
  • In the pooja room use very less oil to burn the light. Remember to put off the oil lamp when your pooja is over.

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