National Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 8th-14th. Everyone needs to be educated about fire safety, even those of us who think we know it all could use a friendly reminder. Caution and awareness can help to prevent or reduce the amount of damage to persons and property. Estimates of almost half of all fires are caused because the persons around were not paying attention about what was around a stove or hot environment. Though there’s always a risk for home fires, the risk grows higher during fall and winter when heating devices are regularly used.

Here are four friendly reminders about what to do in case of a fire are listed below. Please share them with your friends, family and everyone in your community. Spivey Insurance Group wants to make sure you are fire educated.

When in doubt, just get out! If you are caught in a house fire, leave; close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number as soon as possible. When there are emergencies in your household you need to make sure there is an action plan in place. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice this plan twice a year. This allows your family’s safety if a fire were to occur. If you have a fire in your microwave oven, turn it off immediately and keep the door closed. Never open the door until the fire is completely out. Make sure you to keep a fire extinguisher close in the kitchen. This is an easy tool to prevent fires in the kitchen.

If you are having a controlled fire outside, bonfire or campfire, make sure you have a water hose close by. If there isn’t water available, make sure you have a fire extinguisher something that you can put out an uncontrollable fire if need be. Always use the saying, “Stop, drop and roll.” We all learned this in elementary school for a reason. Putting out flames can be as simple as smothering the fire.

Also, remember that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors could fail, so test them frequently! Replace those batteries if you have not done so within the past year. Here are Spivey Insurance Group we want to protect what’s closest to you. Please make sure that you follow these fire safety tips this fall to insure your property and home are safe. If you have any questions give us a call at 704-821- 4460 or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google Plus.

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