Protection and Prevention
In one of our previous blogs, we discussed the dangers of Wildfires, and in other how firefighters actually use fire to fight fire. Wildfire prevention programs around the world may use techniques described in these blogs. Prescribed or controlled burns are the fires firefighters make to burn the fuel source around a wildfire. Wildland fire use is when a fire is started naturally and firefighters let the fire burn itself out. Fire prevention is intended to reduce sources of ignition. It also includes education to teach people how to avoid causing fires. Buildings, such as schools and large businesses, often conduct fire drills to prepare citizens how to react should the situation occur that the building is on fire. Model building codes require passive fire protection – like having materials tested for fire-resistance and/or combustibility – and active fire protection – like a sprinkler system. But fire are not limited to schools and business. In 2010, there were an estimated 369,500 reported home structure fires and 2,640 associated civilian deaths in the United States. Fire can spread rapidly, leaving you as little as 2 minutes to escape safely once your alarm sounds. A home fire escape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practice is about an advance forethought that could help your family out in case of a fire. Be sure to talk to everyone about the fire escape plan. Run through it a couple of times. It works at school and at the office, why shouldn’t you try it at home? Where fire prevention and fire protection have failed to prevent damage, that’s when your fire insurance can mitigate the financial impact. Please contact us today to get a free quote for your fire insurance!!!