With the time change, it is also a great time to remember to change those batteries in our smoke detectors and go over fire safety with all members of the family.
Quite honestly, I obsess over fire. We had a kitchen fire a few years ago, and I will never forget those moments of complete terror. A fire spreads very quickly and can become out of control within mere seconds. We were lucky, my husband has a cool head and was able to do what was needed not to lose our kitchen or our home. Yes, our stove was ruined, along with a small appliance, and our home had some smoke damage, but we didn't lose anything or anyone.
Duracell in conjunction with the Canadian Fire Chiefs of Canada recommend a few fire safety tips.
- Install at least one smoke detector on each floor of the home, and outside all sleeping areas. Use the time change in spring and fall to replace batteries and test the smoke detector.
- Draw a floor plan of your home and outline the best escape route in case of an emergency.
- Practice a fire drill at least once a year.
- Be careful not to overload outlets with too many plugs. Do not run extension cords under carpets or around doorways.
- Always use devices only approved by the CSA.
- Remember to blow out candles when leaving the room or when going to sleep.
- Give space heaters their space.
- Don't allow debris to build up in chimneys or fireplaces.
- Never leave food cooking unattended - always look while you cook.
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