Fire incidents are one of the most dangerous and devastating phenomena. It brings massive damage to property and the environment. It is unpredictable and uncontrollable. However, it is preventable so it is significant to be knowledgeable on the safety measure and methods of how to prevent fire from occurring in a certain area. There are various reasons why big fires emerge but all of those reasons can be averted.
The advancement of technology has brought great convenience to mankind. On the other hand, the inventions of some appliances can catch fire if it is deserted unattentively. Gas stoves, unplugged iron or microwave, and unattended cooking are the most common cause of fire in houses. While unplugged or overheated machines are a common cause of fire in industrial or commercial spaces. Fire personnel keeps reminding people to be aware of their things and actions.
There are more causes of fire, wildfire on forest or open grassland usually happens in hot areas. In low-lying areas or squatters, fire usually happened due to faulty wirings that cause a short circuit and later on will spread the fire throughout the area. Many homeless people are victims of fire incidents. It is a very bad situation where all of the properties can be burned down for the span of a few minutes. That is the reason why we should have fire prevention equipment in case of unexpected incidents.
Fire drills are often conducted in schools, offices, or even at home to teach people what are the things they should do if they are in the situation. There are fire services that inspect the house of establishment and get rid of possible causes of fire. It is important to regularly check the wirings, appliances, machines, etc. to avoid fire incidents. You can do these on your own. You must check all of the things if it was turned off or plugged out before leaving the house.
Thus, you can use fire preventive equipment to detect hazards or notify you if there is a possible threat of fire. There are tools you can install or stock in your house that you can utilize later on. One of the most used equipment not just at home but also in commercial, industrial, or even hotels is the fire/smoke alarm. It is often installed on the ceiling which will alarm if it detects some smoke and will notify the fire personnel if there is a fire incident in your area.
Another important example of Fire Prevention and Management Tools is the fire extinguisher. Almost all houses and establishments own a fire extinguisher. It is not there for display only but also as a safety tool in case of fire. A portable fire extinguisher contains dry chemicals that will take down fire. It is a must that people must know how to properly operate a fire extinguisher by attending seminars on how to do it or learning through watching videos online.
When building a house or an establishment it is significant to install some fire doors. Fire doors will prevent the fire from entering other parts of the space. Some automatic fire doors are okay to leave open since they can automatically close incased of fire. However, most of the fire doors are accessible manually so people must keep them close at all times. Another useful tool is the fire sprinklers. Fire sprinklers are installed on hazardous areas which will automatically sprinkle some dry chemical if it detects smoke or fire. All of these tools are quite useful and functional so it is important to install or have them in your space so you will stay safe in case of emergency.