Statistics show that on average, approximately seven people in the United States end up dying every year as a result of a house fire. The fire alarm monitoring information provided can apply to different commercial establishments such as buildings, offices, and warehouses.
Other statistics regarding fires include the following:
*Every year, fire departments respond to a total of around 377,000 house fires, all of which result in approximately 2,565 deaths and 13,050 injuries.
*Every three hours, an individual dies as the result of a fire, while another is injured every 31 minutes.
*Many fire victims end up dying either from toxic gases or smoke as opposed to suffering from burns.
*Around 4 out of 10 deaths from fires end up taking place in homes that do not have smoke alarms installed in them.
*One of the most fatal causes of injuries in homes throughout the United States continues to be fire.
Thankfully, this very issue is one that can be prevented thanks in large part to a fire monitoring system, as well as a few useful awareness tips.
Here are some of the most useful tips to make note of in terms of how a fire alarm monitoring system can help to prevent disaster in your own home.
*First and foremost, take the time to look for any and all potential signs of a fire before such a tragic occurrence even has the chance to take place. This means that you will need to look around your home and properly identify anything that could be a possible fire hazard. For instance, in your kitchen, clear your counter tops of any clutter, as well as turn off any and all appliances that you may not currently be using. Additionally, you should also thoroughly inspect all sources of heat, such as fireplaces and portable heaters, as well as ensure that all electrical devices and other sources of light are updated.
*It’s also important to always ensure that your home contains properly working smoke detectors, as this will help to decrease the overall risk of experiencing a house fire by approximately 50%. According to the NFPA, smoke detectors should be mounted in all bedrooms contained within a home, as well as hallways outside every sleeping area and on every floor. Furthermore, even if you will not be home, you will still be able to hear your smoke detectors, as monitored ones are designed to be connected to security systems.
*You should also take the time to speak with your family and discuss at least two different escape routes per room in your home, as well as have a clear path to these same routes in the event that they need to be used. Additionally, check that you are able to easily open and close all of your doors and windows. Another important tip to make note of is to take the time to practice at-home fire drills, which should always include reviewing your family’s fire escape routes and selecting a pre-arranged meeting space outside of your home where everyone can meet once they are able to safely escape the home itself.
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