Let the Fire Be a Good Servant and Not a Bad Master

It is not our intention in this post to condemn the use of fire, we merely want to point out the risks and dangers that are involved.

The recent events at Notre Dame have shown the devastating potential of fire. It has taken but a few short hours for flames to reduce one of Europe’s most famous cathedrals from an iconic, awe-inspiring building into a smoldering ruin. By the time it had been extinguished all that remained was a pile of charred, broken stone, its roof having been destroyed by the flames and its interiors gutted. The fire had raged through one, two, and three stories of the structure and had left it permanently damaged. It is widely believed that if the fire had been a more controlled entity such as wind or water, then many people would still have been alive.

How can you reduce the risk of fire at home?

– Have a fire escape plan – which includes the evacuation of the house and going out the front door:

It is not always possible to go out the back door. A good fire escape plan should also have a designated meeting place, which could be as far afield as a local park or a safe place on the other side of the road.

Practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year and make sure that all family members know what they need to do.

Kids will sometimes panic when they are shut in their bedrooms by themselves, but tell them that the adults will come back and get them.

– Use fire extinguishers – put them in a readily accessible place:

Don’t let them languish in a cupboard, the bottom shelf of a wardrobe, or under the stairs. They are your first line of defense, but they need to be readily available. Make sure that you know how to use them correctly; if you are unsure, contact a local fire station and ask for training.

– Have a fire alarm connected to your phone or car radio:

This will offer you a timely signal if a fire breaks out. “Stop, drop and roll” if you catch fire! – This has to be the single most important fire prevention tip of all. You can survive if ever you catch on fire, but only if you act fast and correctly.

Make sure that your smoke alarms are in good working order and check them regularly – at least once a month.

– Use fire retardant plywood:

Never use normal wood to cover an attic space: life is too valuable to take risks with.

– Fire retardant filler is available for use in your home: apply it liberally to any wooden door frames and around electrical sockets.

– Don’t leave candles or other naked flames (cigarettes, etc.) unattended.

– Once a year inspect your home for any dry timber that has become infested with deathwatch beetle – this will rot the wood if left unchecked and should be dealt with immediately by a professional exterminator.

– Know how to put out a small gas leak.

– Don’t store combustible materials in your attic, like wood, paper, and cardboard.

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