The COVID-19 lockdown has the nation behind closed doors. Thus, precaution and safety measures are of conduct. It is almost certain that fire is one of the most dangerous hazards and can be life-threatening in most cases. Take some time to inform and educate yourself about the different fire safety measures and prevention. Understand how to behave in an emergency and know how to conduct and control your surrounding environment situations.
COVID-19 Lockdown fire risks.
With more people in their homes during this National lockdown period due to COVID-19, it could lead to a greater risk of potentially devastating house fires.
There are many fire safety measures, not only to implement during the extended lockdown but also to educate your family and kids about fire precaution tips. What to do before, during, and after a fire. You have as little as two minutes to escape should a fire start in your home, what would you then do?
Practice home fire safety and prevention for kids.
Many home fires have been started by children playing with dangerous household essentials. Taking sensible safety precautions by storing dangerous hazards and ignitable substances secured and out-of-reach for children. Teach them about the dangers of fire and help prevent devastating fire events and save lives.
Did you know some of the impacts candle fires have in homes?
A lighted candle can easily ignite anything that will burn and most fires in homes have indeed started by candles.
- Candle fires are mostly caused in the sleeping areas.
- Most home fires occur after falling asleep with a candle still burning.
- Fire can ignite when a flammable item is too close to a candle.
- Fire can also cause injury and death.
Practice and educate yourself on ways to prevent and avoid candle fires.
- Use lanterns and flashlights when the power goes out instead of candles.
- Never ever leave candles unattended.
- Remember that lit candles are fire, keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn such as curtains, bedding, and clothing.
Prana FM strongly suggests a fire audit in your home and the usage of proper smoke detectors.
Warning signs from a working smoke alarm and a fire escape plan that has been practiced can save lives. You might as well have fun with learning and practicing these methods with your family as we continue to countdown the National extended lockdown and endure the pandemic.
We also advise that you do a fire audit in your home and take the necessary precaution and safety measures. Should you encounter an unforeseen fire blaze in your home, having a fire extinguisher is an added advantage and is required for every home to have one.
Prana FM urges everyone to comply and fight this pandemic together by staying at home.