Make a Fire Protection Plan!
National Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12, 2019. This year the National Fire Protection Association says, "not every hero wears a cape" and wants you to plan and practice your escape in case of an emergency.
Time is crucial when there is a fire so it's great to talk through a plan with your family and practice your escape so you'll be well prepared.
3Rs Construction has a few simple tips to keep your home safe:
- Install smoke alarms throughout your home and check them regularly
- Keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen
- Keep heaters and candles away from combustible decor
- Never leave candles burning at night or when you are away
- Be prepared with a family escape plan
Sad to say, unexpected disasters do happen. According to the NFPA, fire is often caused by appliances and equipment, electrical, fireworks, smoking, and more. It’s important to practice good home maintenance to reduce the risk of fire.
If a fire has affected your home, most likely water damage is a problem too. Find a trusted general contractor like 3Rs Construction & Remodeling to help you work through the details of restoration. Make sure you choose someone with a valid contractors license and has a good reputation. We think you’ll find 3Rs to take good care of you through each step of repair and remodel. If you need help installing or replacing smoke alarms, repairing electrical problems, or adding a new fire exit, please contact us using our online form or calling 503-363-1059!
Timeline of a Typical House Fire
Would your household know how to react in the crucial moments following a fire? Safety.com presents this timeline of a typical house fire. Use it to assess your personal readiness level and address any weak points in your home fire safety plan.
According to NFPA, house fires occurred every 89 seconds in 2020, resulting in an estimated $7.3 billion in property damage across the U.S. and an estimated 34% of house fire injuries are caused by attempting to put out or control the fire.
View this complete guide: House Fire Facts, Statistics, and Safety Tips