Unfortunately, many people don’t realize how little time they have to leave the house when a fire occurs. According to experts, it takes only thirty seconds for a house fire to become life-threatening. So, in these situations, you may have less than two minutes to escape. But overcoming this terrifying scenario, the best solution is to prevent dangers and protect your home and family as best you can. That being said, you can prevent house fires if both you and your family are responsible.
Most individuals believe that a house fire won’t happen to them, but it’s important to know that they are fairly common. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), a house fire occurs every 88 seconds in the United States. In 2017, there were 379,000 residential fires in the U.S. Moreover, most of these hazards were preventable, as they were caused by human behavior rather than spontaneous accidents.
In fact, the idea is not to fireproof your home, but rather to limit its ability to act as a fuel source. “You’re not gonna eliminate all fire,” said Michelle Steinberg, director of the NFPA Wildfire Division. “You’ll have some embers blowing in, maybe some grass catching on fire. What you want to do is eliminate its ability to do real harm.”
So, here are some easy fire prevention tips to protect your family and home. Read on for more and stay safe!