When it comes to fire safety each and every precaution is very essential. Never learn safety by accident.
One must stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you must leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove. Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. Turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep. Ask smokers to smoke outside. Have sturdy, deep ashtrays for smokers. Keep matches and lighters up high, out of the reach of children, preferably in a cabinet with a child lock. Be safe not sorry. Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs, or have loose connections. Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Interconnect smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. Test smoke alarms at least once a month and replace conventional batteries once a year or when the alarm “chirps” to tell you the battery is low. Safety does not come instantly, you should implement it consistently. Replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old. Fire sprinklers are essential. If you are building or remodeling your home, install residential fire sprinklers. Sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive.
Make your plan. Get out alive. Overall being trapped in some way causes 45% of deaths in household fires. On average, a quarter of all fatalities in household fires occur because people are trapped while asleep. Keep your exits clear and keep door and window keys handy. There are a least twenty irritant substances found in smoke. The effect of these irritants on the eyes, nose and throat can severely impair your ability to escape from a house fire.
Stay alert and don’t get hurt.