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Fire Prevention Tips and Home Security

LifeShield SECURITY FIRE SAFETY AND PREVENTION Tips to keep your home & family safe Did you know that a fire doubles in size every 30 seconds? With 482,000 structure fires reported last year, it's important to know the facts." O seconds: 4 minutes, 33 seconds: Flames climb the house, enter the Contents of a waste basket burst into flames windows and spread to 2nd floor between walls. At this point firefighters may not be able to rescue anyone inside. 30 seconds: Fire ignites nearby couch 3 minutes, 41 seconds: Flashover! Everything in living room ignites. Temperate exceeds 1400°F. Windows break out and the entire room fills with flames, forcing smoke and toxic gases throughout the 1 minute, 4 seconds: Polyurethane cushioning from couch melts, spreading fire to the carpet. Smoke and toxic gases start to fill the living room house. 1 minute, 47 seconds: 3 minutes, 3 seconds: Temperature in the living room exceeds 500 ° F. At this point no one in this room could survive Smoke starts to move to 2nd floor of home *Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Preention Week website, O NFPA 2011 1 Chimney Check your heating systems annually. Ensure chimneys, stoves and similar devices are properly cleaned 3 Evacuation Plan 2 Smoke Alarms Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of the home, inside each bedroom and Practice an evacuation plan with your family and have a meeting place outside of your home. outside each sleeping area. Test them monthly and replace the batteries twice a year. 6 Kitchen Safety Cooking is the #1 cause of house fires. Sliding a lid over a burning pan is the simplest and safest way to extinguish such a fire. 4 Alternate Routes Know alternative ways out of your home and consider purchasing escape ladders for upstairs bedrooms. Fire Extinguisher Have a fire extinguisher and know how to use it! A fire is not the time to be reading instructions. How Can LifeShield Home Security Help? BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Monitoring center is notified and will dispatch fire and Alert is sent to FIRE ALERT! your phone notifying you of the event. LifeShield SECURITY police. For more information please visit We Keep the Bad Out!

Fire Prevention Tips and Home Security

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Did you know a fire doubles in size every 30 seconds? Follow this Infographic for Fire Prevention tips, facts and information for your home security


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