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20Jan, 2021

Home Safety

Imagine your home caught the fire and all the exit routes are blocked. How would you feel? 

Then immediately a storm of fear and anxiety hits you and you will feel that all your energy is being drained by the tension and fear. You will start feeling that you are losing all your valuables. Your lungs burn and your breathing capability slows down because of the acclimated smoke and vapors. 

 These are some of the unintended consequences of a fire that occurs in your home. 

Every year millions of families lost their dear ones just because of fire incidents and to some extent we are responsible for it because we take fire easy. We forget that fire incidents can be devastating. Within an instant, fire can have torn apart our families and loved ones. We don’t pay any attention to home safety against the fire. 

Some initial level plaining for the safety of our home can go a long way towards saving us from being ruined. 

Now the question is “What fire safety equipment should I have in the house?”

The answer to this question is listed in the next section. 

Fire Safety Equipment List

Fire safety equipment for the home is essential for ensuring your home and family are always safe from fire incidents. There may be chances that you will never need them but you have to be prepared for unforeseen events. You should install some basic firefighting equipment for home safety that helps you to combat the fire. 

Below is the list of home safety products you should have to save your home from fire. 

1. Carbon Monoxide Detector:

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas and is very harmful to human health. It is often called a “silent killer”. It is produced when you burn to furl such as turning on the gas furnace, gas geyser, and more. Inhaling an elevated amount of carbon monoxide can have a devastating effect on human health. Because of all the negative impacts of carbon monoxide gas, we must think to save ourselves from this gas.

The only way to save our loved ones from this harmful gas we must install carbon monoxide alarms/detectors in our home. This device detects carbon monoxide. When the carbon monoxide gas exceeds the elevated limit, the alarm alerts the occupants through audios signals. The carbon monoxide when inhaled can cause headaches, nausea, and sometimes unconsciousness. For this reason, it is important to install detectors to protect your home from carbon monoxide.

These detectors should be installed on every level of your home, as well as outside each sleeping area and inside every bedroom. They will always monitor the CO levels of your home to keep you safe. 

 2. Smoke Detector:

Smoke alarms are an important fire safety device that detects fires to give you and your family an early warning. 

A Smoke Detector is an electronic fire protection device that detects the smoke as an indication of fire. Smoke detectors alert occupants in the building about the fire and give some time for evacuating the building. It warns people about the fire at its initial stage giving them time to evacuate the building and attempting to extinguish the fire. 

The smoke detectors contain two basic parts. The one is a sensor that detects or senses the smoke or any flames. The other part is the horn that gives a loud electronic signal to alert people about the fire. 

Firstly, the smoke detector detects the smoke and then give a loud audio signal to warn people about the fire emergency. The smoke detector can use a battery of 9 volts and can be connected to a house current of 120 volts for passing the current. 

Installation of smoke detectors can make all of the difference in the safety of you and your family. You should install Properly working smoke detectors on every level of your home and inside every bedroom. But installing a smoke detector is not only a concern you must have to test all the smoke detectors are working properly. Users have to test the smoke detectors once a month and should change the battery every six months.

3. Domestic Fire Extinguisher: 

A home Fire extinguisher is essential firefighting equipment. A domestic fire extinguisher can be lifesaver equipment for your family. If a fire breaks out in your home, and you have a fire extinguisher readily available at your home then you can control or combat the fire in an early stage. Place Domestic fire extinguisher at easy to grab a spot, so that we can use it easily use when needed. A domestic fire extinguisher can save family members from devastating fire damages. One kilogram (1kg) DCP fire extinguisher is recommended for domestic home use.

Installation of fire extinguishers is not enough; all the family members should know how to use a fire extinguisher.

4. Kitchen Fire Extinguisher: 

During Cooking, a fire may break out in the kitchen. Kitchens, by their very nature, present multiple fire hazards. With highly flammable substances and usually limited space, the fire can get out of control because of the presence of several ignition sources such as oven microwaves, toasters, etc. So installation of fire extinguishers for the kitchen is very much essential. But the question may arise that  

“Which type of fire extinguisher is used in the kitchen?”

Only K type fire extinguishers or wet chemical fire extinguisher are used in the kitchen for combating the fat fires. K type fire extinguisher uses extinguishing agents that separate the fuel from the oxygen and help to absorb the heat elements of the fire triangle. 

5. Fire Blanket:

Often during cooking, a pan fire can occur in your kitchen. Ladies can get panic easily in such type of situation so the equipment to avoid pan fires is a fire blanket. A fire blanket is a fire safety item that extinguishes small fires. We install it in kitchens and it acts by smothering the fire when placed over the flames. It is a simple device and anyone can use it. The storage place for the fire blankets is the wall in the kitchen so that we can easily use it to extinguish the fire.

When the fire breaks out, the user needs to pick up the fire blanket from the bag with the help of two hanging tails. Then the user has to cover the object which catches the fire with a blanket. The hearth blanket works by reducing off the oxygen delivered to the fire. A fire breaks out when all the three-element of the fire triangle (heat, fuel, and oxygen) are present. When the blanket cuts off the oxygen from these three elements of the fire will be extinguished. Users can also use this method when the body catches the fire, a user just has to wrap the body with the blanket and smother the fire.

6. Fire Escape Ladder:

A fire escape ladder is a portable or retrospectively fitted fire escape device. Fire escape ladders are ideal for the situation when no other equipment can help you out in controlling or combating the fire. An escape ladder can help occupants of a home in evacuating the building in case of a fire emergency especially when the fire blocks all the exit routes. The upper portion of the ladder attaches to a windowsill and the rungs are dropped out the window along the side of the house.

We should store this ladder in every room that has a window so that in case of emergency you can easily use this portable device to escape from the building. They are ideal for safely evacuating from a second or third-story building. Plus, the ladders are collapsible, so they are easy to store and handle.

Buy Home Safety Firefighting Equipment

Install the right fire safety equipment in your home is only half the battle. You also have to train all your family members about using the equipment. It could be vital in keeping your family safe. With the right type of firefighting equipment, you can save your family and property from damages. 

Do you purchase the right fire safety equipment for your home? If not, then order right now from Universal Fire Protection CO Pvt, or feel free to call us. 

Our team members are always pleased to help you because our goal and our priority is the safety of our customers. We are always here for you people so, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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