Top 5 Home Fire Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe by Elmridge Protection Products

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of iEvac. All thoughts shared are my own.

Ever since my little guy was a preschooler, he's been interested in firefighters. He's loved playing with his fire trucks, and dressing up as a fireman is one of his favorite pastimes. When he was learning about community helpers and given the chance to choose which helper he wanted to be when he grew up, the answer was always 'fireman.' Fast forward a few years, and B still loves the idea of becoming a firefighter and helps to make sure that our family always has a fire safety plan in place.

B and his daddy put out a pretend fire at LEGOLAND Florida

My son isn't alone in wanting to be prepared in the event that the unthinkable happens. As a child, I was constantly worried about the disasters that could possibly occur and harm our family. As an adult, I like to take as many precautions as I can to make sure that my family is prepared for any situation. You just never know what might happen.

The possibility of there being a fire in our home is frightening. Each night before I go to sleep, I double check and make sure that the stove burners are turned off. I also remove anything that has been placed on the stove top, other than the tea kettle. I make sure that any candles that may have been burning are completely snuffed out. I also check to make sure that plugs are secure in their corresponding outlets and that there are no pieces of cloth anywhere near them.

Each month, we test our smoke detectors to make sure they're working properly. Our son helps to remind us when it's time to check them. He loves knowing that the smoke detector near his room is in working order. We keep shoes near our beds in case we need to make a quick exit in the middle of the night, heaven forbid. We always make sure our cell phones are charged at night, in the event of an emergency.

All it takes is one little ember and shift in the wind for this beautiful sight to turn disastrous.

After seeing so many heartbreaking news reports and images following the recent California wildfires, fire safety is on my mind even more than it was before. How will you take measures to ensure your family's safety if the unthinkable happens?

Top 5 Home Fire Safety Tips

Install smoke detectors inside bedrooms and outside of sleeping areas. 
Test them once a month to make sure they're working properly. 
Replace batteries when necessary.

Talk with family members about your family's fire escape plan. 
Practice your escape plan as a family twice a year.

Talk to your children about fire safety.

Keep a fire extinguisher in your home, as well as an iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood for each member of the family

If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. 
Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

Using the iEvac Smoke/Fire Hood can protect your family against smoke and gas fumes.

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Hydrogen Sulfide
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Life-Threatening Physical Hazards: flammability and radiant heat

 I would much rather be safe than sorry, and plan to incorporate smoke/fire hoods into our emergency preparedness kit, which I hope you all have! Please take care of yourselves and do everything you can to prevent fires at home. Make sure you have a plan of action in place. In a true fire emergency, stay calm, and remember that things can be replaced, but people can't be.

Stay safe!

1 comment

  1. These are great tips. With the colder weather approaching I think everyone needs a reminder.


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