By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Even a small fire can spread rapidly. An entire house can be engulfed in 3 minutes. You need to have a plan and be ready to act fast.
Here are some important tips to stay safe during a house fire…
REPLACE SMOKE DETECTORS EVERY 8 YEARS
Smoke detectors have a shelf life. They should be changed every 8-10 years according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
TEST YOUR SMOKE ALARMS; CHANGE BATTERIES
Smoke alarms should be on every level of the home. Make sure your smoke detectors work. Press the ‘test’ button. Change batteries annually, even if they are powered by your house AC wiring (most have backup batteries). Use a major holiday as a reminder – New Years for example, or when changing the clocks (daylight savings time, etc..).
KNOW HOW TO PUT OUT A GREASE FIRE
The safest way to put out a grease fire burning in a pan is to remove the oxygen.