From Oct 8 – Oct 14 Is Fire Prevention Week

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National Fire Prevention Week

The efforts of the NFPA and many other national, state and local agencies, the number of people who die in fires each year continues to decline.

National Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health observance in the history of the U.S. It has been sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) since 1922. Fire Prevention Week is proclaimed annually in Canada by the Governor General.

2 Escape Plans: Second Counts

In Oct in 2017, the National Fire Prevention Week was focused on bringing to the forefront that every second counts. The importance of having 2 escape plans was also brought forward.

Steps on how to not become a fire statistic, teach these steps to the family

  • Your home should be clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • All members of the household should have 2 paths of escape. Make a map of the home clearly marking the exits.
  • Drills should be done twice a year making sure the children can get out without parental help.
  • Drills should be practiced both in the daytime and at night using both escape plans.
  • Once outside the home Do Not Go Back In.
  • Close all doors behind you as this may assist in slowing down the fire.

Looking for help with doors, windows and making sure the home is numbered clearly give us a call at Handyman Connection of Victoria. Our qualified local craftsman are available to help. Call us for a free evaluation!

Save Lives: Check Your Smoke Alarms

The importance of checking smoke alarms is sometimes forgotten. Do you remember the time you checked yours? Checking is not just testing batteries but also the age of the alarm. Check the manufactures date. If it’s more the 10 years old it needs to be replaced.

Whether need assistance installing smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors! Or maybe it’s time to upgrade your alarms to a hard-wired system, call Handyman Connection of Victoria.  Our professional craftsman will get the job done quickly so you know you are protected.

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