[Missouri-l] FW: Fire
bmag45 at fidnet.com
Tue May 29 11:33:12 CDT 2012
From: Bunny [mailto:bmag45 at fidnet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:32 AM
To: 'Missouri Chat'
What do you know about fire? Do you know how to protect yourself and your
family if your home should be on fire? If you are trapped in a room do you
know what procedures to take to give yourself the best chance to survive?
Over 25 hundred people each year die in home fires. More than 12000 are
enjured. Billions of dollars of property is lost every year due to
Needless to say fire is hot. The temperature in a room that is close to a
fire can go from 100 degress at floor level to more than 600 degrees at the
Fire is dark. Yes, the flames are bright but the smoke from a fire can make
it impossible to find your way out of a house that you have lived in for
fire is toxic. Toxic gas from a fire can do more damage to your body than
burns from flames. You may escape from a building with no burns at all and
still surcom to serious problems due to smoke inhailation.
What can you do to prevent this disaster from harming you or your loved
ones? Place smoke detectors through out your home. Change the batteries in
them at least twice a year. If a fire should start at night, and most of
them do, make sure your family has a planned route to escape if possible. If
the bedroom door is closed do not open it if it feels hot. Instead go out a
window if the room is on the first floor. If the room is located on the
second floor, open a window just a little to hang a towel or something white
out to show the firemen where you are. Stay close to the floor and cover
your face with a blanket or someother thick material to prevent inhealing
It is imparative to do everything possible to prevent fires from starting.
Keep your house clean and free from clutter. Make sure there is no grease
around the burners of your stove. Keep paper products away from the stove or
toaster or anything with a flame that might cause them to catch fire. Keep
your oven free from greese build up. If you use space heaters in the winter
be sure that they are away from furniture and have plenty of empty space
You can find more information pertaining to how to prevent and control fires
Always remember. Don't be scared. Be prepared. Bunny
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