How to Protect Yourself From Fires

coolridged_2pja27 September 26, 2019

Fire protection is an essential subject nowadays. Almost every single object that one can find at home or in the workplace can burn up and lead to a fire. The incidents of accidental fires have been growing to an alarming rate, making it an even more significant concern for local governments. Fires do not only take a heavy toll on the property; it can also be fatal leading to deaths of adults and children alike. There are, however, some ways of being defensive and preventing potential fire causes. A Fire Proof Home Getting your place of residence “fireproof” doesn’t mean lining every wall or surface with asbestos, it is not practically and in itself could be a potential health hazard. Fireproofing merely is making sure your house is protected from the causes of fire. Building a firewall is considered one of the most basic fireproofing methods when it comes to homes. Since houses tend to be very close to each other especially in subdivisions or townhouses building a wall around 3-6 feet taller than your house and the house next door can prevent a fire from spreading regardless if the fire originated from a neighbour’s house or your house. Electricity is one of the usual causes of fires, a socket overloading, an appliance shorting out due to a power surge, or even a spark from an exposed wire jumping to other combustible objects causing a fire. To prevent this, people can have their electric lines run through a circuit breaker, so in case of power surges, fluctuations, or electrical equipment overload the whole circuit will trip and not lead to fires. Only keeping matches and lighters away from the reach of children is another excellent way of fire protection. Too often have fires started from children playing with matches or lighters,…

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