Holiday Fire Safety Tips
Maintain Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are your first line of defense when a fire breaks out. For this reason, you’ll need to make sure that fire extinguishers are easily accessible, charged, and ready to go. The National Fire Protection Association requires monthly fire extinguisher inspections.
Keeping up on fire extinguisher maintenance will ensure that they work properly during an emergency. Fire Pros can inspect your fire extinguishers to make sure they comply with standards set by the National Fire Protection Association, state and local codes, and your insurance.
You may need to replace, repair, or recharge your fire extinguishers depending on their condition. Fire Pros can help you with all of this so that your fire extinguishers will be ready if an accident occurs during the holiday season.
Inspect Fire Sprinklers
Fire sprinklers activate when they detect high air temperatures indicative of a fire. If a fire does break out this holiday season, the fire sprinkler system in the room will activate to put out the fire before it has a chance to spread. Just like the rest of your fire protection products, you’ll need to make sure your fire sprinkler system is inspected and gets the maintenance it needs.
Test Fire Alarm Systems
Fire alarm systems alerts people that there is a fire so they have enough time to safely exit the building. A responsive fire alarm also means that the fire department will respond quicker to the fire, minimizing property damage. Fire Pros can test the sensitivity of your fire alarm system to make sure it is working properly.
The following are some holiday fire safety tips you should know:
- Don’t leave candles unattended.
- Place candles a safe distance away from decorations.
- Don’t leave food unattended on the stove.
- Keep decorations away from stoves and other cooking equipment.
- Keep natural Christmas trees well watered.
- Have a fire escape plan and share it with others.
Fire Pros is a fire protection company dedicated to helping you maintain fire safety for your business this holiday season. If you are interested in any of our fire protection products and services, give us a call at 800-968-2871.Category: Fire Protection