What do you do in case of a fire? Do you have a fire extinguisher and is it in good working condition? These are a couple of simple questions you need to know the answer for, in case of an emergency:
The first and most important thing to do if caught in a situation where there is a fire is to call 911 and report the fire immediately without hesitation. If you hear a fire alarm, it is incumbent to take it seriously. Leave the building, home, office or any area immediately. Always stay low to the ground where there is cleaner and cooler air and do not attempt to go back. When leaving buildings, one should do so by closing all doors behind. Additionally, keep in mind that having fire equipment handy throughout any occupied areas, is a prudent practice and may avoid fire disasters on larger scales.
Fire extinguishers are vital pieces of equipment to have available whether it is work, home, school, hospitals, etc. Sometimes very small fires are started for many different reasons and with a fire extinguisher and the knowledge of how to use one, a fire hazard that has the potential to escalate can be completely avoided. Recharging fire extinguishers is also a very important tip to keep in mind. You do not want to encounter an emergency and find out the extinguisher was empty or not fully charged.
Smoke detectors, like fire extinguishers can save a tragedy from happening and are also devices that should be installed in all occupied areas. A smoke detector detects smoke, indicating fire. Commercial, industrial, and mass residential devices issue a signal to a fire alarm system, while household detectors, known as smoke alarms will give out a very loud audible signal which alerts the presence of heavy smoke or fire. Like any piece of equipment, maintenance is of upmost importance, therefore, inspection, recharging, repairing and proper installation is always a priority.
In the heart of Manhattan, Manhattan Fire and Safety, a company located in Nassau, New York provides the dedication and care for your every fire and safety need in the five boroughs of New York City. Providing every citizen with equipment, repairs, inspections, installations, maintenance and so much more, making sure you are safe at all times is always their priority and goal.
For more tips and advice on prudent fire safety precautions, contact: Manhattan Fire & Safety
242 W 30th St # 701 New York, NY 10001-0792 (212) 563-7500