OKC Realtors Discuss Fire Safety
Each year many people honor a week in October which is dedicated to fire prevention. This commemoration started due to a large fire known as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The flames ignited on October 8th, lasted overnight and went into the next day, causing more than 250 deaths. In addition, the fire left 100,000 people homeless as well destroyed 17,400 structures. While it was a very long time ago, the memorable tragedy brought awareness. This year, Fire Prevention Week is from October 8th through October 14th which is exactly why our OKC realtors care about spreading the word to show the importance of home fire prevention and safety!
Thanks to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), our OKC realtors were able to put together a list of a few things all families can do to be safer overall.
1.) Plan: Make an escape plan and set a safe meeting place. Review your plan thoroughly with every member of the household. Whether you’ve been in your home for a long time and know it very well or you’ve just moved into a new home, it’s best to map out plans for everyone anyway!
2.) Replace: If your smoke alarms are over 10 years old or don’t respond properly then it is time to replace them. You can often get a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector combination.
3.) Install: Place smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
4.) Test: It’s important to make sure your smoke alarms function properly. In order to ensure this, test all of them monthly.
Our team of OKC realtors hope that these simple tips will help you begin thinking about fire safety and prevention. Our OKC realtors believe that by being prepared we all have a better chance of surviving in the event of a home fire. If a fire should occur, please remember that items are replaceable, but people aren’t! Don’t worry about grabbing up everything you own. Be safe and practice your fire safety tips.