The 2021 Fire Safety Tips
On each phone QSOs, we like to read a hint for fire safety. Here is the complete tip list for 2021.
1. Learn the sounds of fire safety.
2. Hear a beep, get on your feet.
3. A loudly beeping alarm means smoke or carbon monoxide is present. Get outside and stay outside.
4. Have two ways to safely exit every room in your house.
5. Have a designated rendezvous point outside your house where everyone will gather if they must evacuate.
6. Keep pathways like hallways lit with night lights and free from clutter to make sure everyone can get out safely.
7. Practice home fire drills twice a year.
8. Hear a chirp, make a change.
9. A chirping alarm means the battery, or the entire alarm, must be changed.
10. Choose an alarm that is listed with a testing laboratory, such as UL.
11. Install both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
12. Carbon monoxide can make you unconscious before you even realize that something is happening to you.
13. Without vital oxygen, you are at risk of death from carbon monoxide poisoning in a short time.
14. For the best protection, choose interconnected alarms. When one sounds, they all sound.
15. Test alarms at least once a month using the test button.
16. Replace smoke alarms when they are over 10 years old.
17. When you install the alarm, read the directions.
18. Take note of how often you must change the batteries in your smoke and CO alarms.
19. Many inexpensive alarms require that you change the batteries twice a year.
20. If your alarm needs the batteries changed, note on your calendar the date when you have to change them next.
21. Take note of how often you must change the whole alarm.
22. When you install the alarm, write the date on the back when it must be changed.
23. Test your alarm every month. If it does not work, change it as soon as possible.
24. Keep the disabled people in your household safe.
25. There are smoke alarms and alert devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
26. Devices for the deaf include strobe lights that flash to alert them when the smoke alarm sounds.
27. Pillow or bed shakers that work with your smoke alarm can also alert deaf people to a fire.
28. A low frequency alarm can wake a sleeping person who has mild to severe hearing loss.
29. If you have mobility issues, special precautions are needed.
30. Sleep with your mobility device, glasses, and phone close to your bed.
31. Make sure that someone nearby can help you get out if the alarm goes off.
32. For more helpful information, visit the Fire Prevention Week website at www.fpw.org.
Full tip list PDF:
FPW Fire Safety Tips 2021.pdf