Friday, May 04, 2012

International Firefighter's Day (May 04)

International Firefighters' Day (IFFD) is observed on May 4. It was instituted after proposal emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a wildfire in Australia.
10 Fire Safety Rules.
1) Teach every member of your family about the dangers of fire and have a "fire plan" set up and somewhere that is visible.
2) Fit ample smoke alarms in your home - ensuring that there is at least one on each level of your home. Test the batteries often, and always replace dead batteries immediately.
3) Install an "all-purpose" fire extinguisher in a prominent position in your home, and put a fire blanket close to your cooker.
4) Unless the fire is very small, do not attempt to tackle it yourself.
5) Unplug all un-needed electrical appliances before you go to bed.
6) Never leave your hob-top cooking unattended, especially if cooking with oil.
7) Keep all matches, lighters and candles out of the sight and reach of children.
8) Do not plug electric blankets into a multi-way plug. This could mean they are switched on accidentally.
9) Never dry clothes or other material by an open fire, or by covering heaters.
10) In the event of a fire, evacuate the house quickly but calmly, shutting as many doors and windows as you can as you go and call the fire brigade at the earliest opportunity.
*If you follow this tips it might help to keep you and your loved ones safe in the event of a fire.*

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