With the recent news about the bushfires happening in Queensland lately, we figured doing a reminder blog for everyone to make sure they keep their fire safety knowledge updated, incase you are ever situated in this position. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families that have lost during these devasting bushfires.
First of all, always make sure you and your family/friends/neighbours have a plan together that you all know well. This will help in the frightening situation and will ensure you will be less stressed about trying to come up with a plan.
If your home has extra security locks – such as dead locks or window grills, this can make it a lot more difficult to get out quickly. Try and have a back up plan incase you do not have enough time to make it to those exits or you could leave a spare key to the locks beside each door to have them easily accessible.
We know possessions are everything to a person. In the case of a fire, it is best to just get you and your family out safely. Just remember that most material things are replaceable. If you haven’t got contents insurance I suggest looking into that 🙂
Do your children know about fires? Now would be the best time to explain to them what can happen. Fires can escolate very quickly and the last thing you want is your child sitting there thinking it’s pretty and wanting to touch it.
The Fight Fire Fascination (FFF) program is an initiative of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services designed to support parents and guardians with their efforts to educate their children about fire. It is based on a belief that children and young people can learn skills to remain safe from fire. This is achieved through a series of visits to the home by specially trained firefighters.
Last but not least, if you haven’t got smoke alarms in your property PLEASE do this ASAP! Not having smoke alarms is not only dangerous but is also illegal! Smoke alarms save lives!
Click on the link below for more Fire Safety Information from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.