Family Fire Safety Tips

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I am sharing these family fire safety tips with you because November 3rd marks the time to turn back your clocks. I received a thank you gift for sharing this information with you.  In my home, turning the clocks back means something besides one less hour of sleep.  It means that it’s time again to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. We have three smoke detectors in our home. One is at the top of our basement stairs.  The second is at the bottom of our first floor stairs.  The third is at the top of the second floor stairs.

Family fire safety tips

Family Fire Safety Tips

I try to pay attention to fire safety.  We heat with a wood stove so it is something that’s always on my mind.  Even though my children are teenagers now, we have had several discussions on family fire safety tips.  These are the family fire safety tips I use to make sure we stay as safe as possible.

  • Make sure the smoke detectors are working. If you remove the battery, put it back. Sometimes ours goes off when I’m cooking dinner (shush don’t tell) or when we blow out a candle.
  • Do not go crazy plugging lots of plugs into outlets.  This is mainly for the teenagers who feel each plug must have 2 extension cords with several electronic gadgets in each one.
  • Have an escape plan. We have had the same escape plan and the same outside meeting spot since the kids were tiny. It never changes so it’s easy to remember.
  • No unattended candles.  My daughter loves scented candles in her room. It’s important to blow them out when you leave the room.
  • Stop, drop and roll.  This is great for the little kids to remember. If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop and roll. Practice with them.
  • Post emergency numbers near the phones.  Include 911 as well as any local numbers that are important.
  • Matches and lighters are not toys. This was important when my kids were little but not as much now. Make sure you keep them out of the hands of little children.
  • Place fire extinguishers around the home.  Then make sure to have them checked when necessary.

Did you know, thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries. Remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back – it could help save a life.

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Family fire safety tips

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107 thoughts on “Family Fire Safety Tips”

  1. I learned the impoertance of having an escape plan & that they have a download aid to help you! I already make a point of having 1 window in each main room unbloced by furniture , check it often to make sure it is easy to open & that evryone know how to get out of it!
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  2. Thanks for the giveaway…Most smoke detectors work either by optical detection (photoelectric) or by physical process (ionization)
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  3. I learned to pay attention to details, like changing batteries in flashlights and dusting smoke alarms. Safety deserves your utmost attention.
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  4. I learned something I wouldn't have thought of, to change your flashlight batteries at the same time as chainging the smoke alarm battery
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  5. I learned that you shouldn't carry loose batteries in a pocket or purse with metal objects like coins, paper clips, etc. This can short-circuit the battery, leading to high heat or leakage.
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  6. For 26 years Energizer, in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), has been helping to keep families safe through their Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program.
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  7. For 26 years Energizer, in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), has been helping to keep families safe through their Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. On November 3rd, remember to test and change your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clock back from Daylight Saving Time. Families are encouraged to use the extra hour “gained” from the end of daylight saving time to review their home fire safety plans and remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries.
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  8. There should be a smoke detector on every level of your home (oops, need one in the basement) and they should be less than 10 yrs old.  No idea how old ours are.  Most, if not all of them were here when we moved in a few years ago.
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  9. i learned that u are supposed to check your smome dectores and carbon monoxide detectors around the time of the time change.
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  10. I learned to not forget to clean out the smoke alarms and  carbon monoxide detectors. People tend to forget even the smallest things can collect dust and need cleaning as well!
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  11. I learned that there should be at least one smoke alarm installed on every level of your home. This includes one in or by each bedroom. I need to get smoke alarms for my house!!
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  12. For 26 years Energizer, in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), has been helping to keep families safe through their Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program.
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  13. I learned Families are encouraged to use the extra hour “gained” from the end of daylight saving time to review their home fire safety plans and remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries.
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  14. I learned that you shouldn't carry loose batteries in a pocket or purse with metal objects like coins, paper clips, etc. This can short-circuit the battery, leading to high heat or leakage.
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  15. You can print out a graph form and draw what you home is like and show escape routes, and their are also coloring activities for kids
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  16. I learned these--- Don'ts DON'T store your flashlight in high temperatures. This could accelerate defects in your flashlight, including possible battery leakage. DON'T leave your flashlight under the seat in your car, or in direct sunlight.
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  17. Change your flashlight batteries!  Why didn't I think of this? I change the batteries in the smoke detector when DST starts and ends, but never thought to do that with the flashlights next to all the beds.
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  18. Change the batteries once a year. I also learned of carbon monoxide detectors, which I never heard about before. Hope to win!
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  19. I've heard that you change your batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clock but I never thought about carbon minoxide detectors. That's what I learned! (And that they're having a contest on their FB page!)
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  20. we make sure to change our detector batteries regularly. It is very important to know the batteries are actually working. Thanks for the reminder!
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