I’m sure most of us have reached up and pushed the “Test” button on the smoke detectors in our homes. Whether we did it as a routine to check it for operation, or to check the battery, or curiosity, the shrill noise that the appliance emits was enough to wake the dead, right? What you … Continue reading Are You Re-aa-lly “Testing” the Smoke Detector?
The key to survival from any type of fires is a safe escape. Whereas commercial buildings have official fire exits and regular fire drills, most ordinary residences do not. Thus, during home fires many victims suffer from death or physical injuries because there is no specific fire exit and, usually, no formal training on what … Continue reading Home Fire Safety: A Good Escape Plan