QUEENS HOME FIRE PROTECTION
- QUEENS HOME FIRE PROTECTION
What sometimes gets lost in these stories about fires breaking out is the very real danger that fire fighters face. 2 of…
It’s really sad when you hear that firefighters aren’t just fighting blazes but for their lives as well. In this case it’s a fast moving fire which generally indicates an accelerant.
So the FDNY goes to battle this fire and 11 wind up hurt. How do you as a homeowner or even an apartment or condominium owner protect yourself against something like this? The first and most obvious answer is to have a plan. Remember fire drills? Well they’re not just for schools and offices. You should have a plan.
The first part of the plan is to know you have a working fire extinguisher and that you know how to use it. Visit our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/fireprotectionnyc if you don’t.
Next you have to know where your routes of escape are. Front door, side door, garage door, windows, fire escape. And perhaps just as importantly, know that you have to stay as low as possible to the floor because most times it’s the smoke inhalation that will kill you.
Take precautions too like not loading up your power strips with chargers and plugs. That’s what lead to the fire in Trump Tower not too long ago.
Above all, don’t assume that just because nothing’s ever happened that it won’t. You don’t want to be like a deer in headlights and all of a sudden find yourself in a life or death situation do you? Take a moment every month to walk around your home and do a common sense check.
It may not only save your live, but the lives of the firefighters that will respond to the call for help.