Posted by: phillipsre | October 23, 2014

October is Fire Safety Month

Fire-Prevention-Month-3The month of October is Fire Safety Month, sponsored by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Fire Prevention Month has roots that date back to The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed more than 250 people and left more than 100,000 homeless.This is a good time of the year for everyone to remember some very important fire safety tips. Homeowners, renters and landlords need to make sure that their properties are safe and protected. This article from Multi-Family Insiders, has some great tips for property managers and people living in community housing. This is the time of year to check smoke detectors and replace their batteries, it is also a good time to discuss with family, roommates and especially children what to do in case of a fire. According to recent research from the NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries. The NFPA has put together a few tips on how to avoid fires in the kitchen in this article. The most important thing to remember in the kitchen is that you should not leave anything on the stove cooking unattended. If you need to leave the kitchen, turn the stove off. Overall, the best plan is to be prepared and check your home to make sure it is safe and there are no hazards that could put you and your family at risk, additionally, it is important to have a plan so everyone knows what to do in case of emergency.

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