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Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe During The Holidays

December 16, 2019

Thank you to  UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute  for sponsoring this post and for all the hard work you do to help prevent house fires, spread awareness about fire safety and keep families safe. 

It’s the most magical time of year!! But it’s also a time of year where fire safety is more important than ever – with extra time spent in the kitchen, artificial and real trees & greenery, holiday lights and candles out. Today I’m happy to partner with UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute to share some tips when it comes to fire safety and making sure your home is safe, not only this holiday season but year round. 


Did you know that because of all the synthetic materials, lighter building materials and open floor plans we have 3 minutes or less  to escape a house fire compared to 17 minutes 40 years ago? That is wild!! 3 minutes to grab your family and safely exit the home – it’s a scary thought no one wants to think about but being prepared is so important! 


Smoke alarms are your best measure of prevention for house fires – but you need to be sure they are properly installed and functioning correctly. Luckily, with technology advancing, there are new smoke alarms coming to market that can tell the difference between common steam or smoke from cooking and a potentially life-threatening fire. 


Here are a few tips to keep your family safe: 

+Test your smoke alarms monthly 

+Ensure there is a smoke alarm in EVERY room used for sleep

+Ensure there is a smoke alarm outside each sleeping area 

+Ensure there is a smoke alarm on every level of your home 

+Always close doors before sleeping – they can provide a life saving barrier against carbon monoxide, smoke & flames 

If a smoke alarm does go off, get down, get out and stay out. It’s also important to have an action plan in place with your family on your exit route if there’s a fire in your home! 


Thank you to  UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute  for sponsoring this post and for all the hard work you do to help prevent house fires, spread awareness about fire safety and keep families safe. 

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