Fire Safety Equipment Your Home Should Have

It can be scary to think about all the fire safety equipment your home needs in the case of an emergency, but it is important to be prepared. Having the proper fire safety equipment, can help give you peace of mind and help keep your family and home protected.

 

Smoke Alarms (Cannot be just hardwired because many homes don’t have hardwire)

(This is not true, if you are going to make claims, you must back it up with sources) Smoke detectors play a crucial role in your home. By adding early detection with reliable protection of First Alert alarms, your home will be able to alert you to an emergency within seconds. There are many types of smoke alarms, but there are two main power sources. Smoke alarms can be battery operated or hard-wired. Battery alarms allow you to place the alarms anywhere in your home in the proper placements, to learn more about proper placement click here. Hard-wire detectors are connected through a household circuit to all other detectors in the house. That way, even if just one of your smoke detectors goes off, all of the other ones in your home will too. . Hard-wired smoke detectors help you ensure that everyone in the house, no matter what level they’re on, is notified of the hazard.

Smoke alarms play a crucial role in your home. Did you know there are different types of alarms you can install? There are two main power sources. Smoke alarms can be battery operated or hardwired. Battery alarms allow you to place the alarms anywhere in your home. To learn more about proper placement click here. Hardwire alarms are connected through a household circuit to all the alarms stations in your home. That way, if one alarm sounds they all sound. Once you find the type of alarms that are best for your home, placement is key. The National Fire Protection Association recommends smoke alarms be installed on every level of your home and inside and outside each sleeping area. It is

Hard-wired smoke detectors help you ensure that everyone in the house, no matter what level they’re on, is notified of the hazard.

 

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms

Carbon Monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, invisible, and potentially deadly gas, which means humans cannot detect its presence, that is why it is so important to have working CO alarms in your home. It is recommended that your home has carbon monoxide alarms on every floor, in every bedroom, and outside of every sleeping area.

Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless and invisible gas and comes from any fuel burning device in your home, such as your stove, furnace, and water heater. The only way to detect CO is with a carbon monoxide alarm. The National Fire Protection Association recommends, CO alarms be installed on every level of your home, including the basement and outside every sleeping area.

 

Fire Extinguisher

Another fire safety staple is the fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers are vital if a small fire ever breaks out and you need to prevent it from spreading. It is important to know what types of fire extinguishers work best for different types of fires. To learn more about fire extinguishers click here. Also, using a fire extinguisher can be intimidating, but as long as you know the P.A.S.S. technique you can feel more confident in case of an emergency. To learn about the P.A.S.S. technique click here.

 

Safety Ladder

Finally, we also recommend equipping your home with a portable fire safety ladder. This can be a critical piece of equipment if the normal paths through your home are blocked by fire. Plus, it’s fits easily in a closet or drawer.

For details on smoke detectors to portable escape ladders and much more, check out the First Alert website.