People often assume that they can just start using a fire extinguisher without any prior instruction. However, there are some important things to know before attempting to use one. Take a few minutes and watch the video to learn more.
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Check out these links for some more helpful information about fires:
- After the Fire! Returning to Normal (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
A fire will change your life in many ways that you cannot even imagine. Knowing where to begin and who can help you is important. Visit this site for more information.
Children and Home Fires (American Red Cross)
Children under the age of five are twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the population, and child-playing fires are the leading cause of fire deaths among preschoolers. The American Red Cross provides preparedness tips to help protect your family.
Home Fires (Department of Homeland Security)
Did you know that in just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening? In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Check out this site to learn about what to do before a fire, during a fire and after a fire.
- Fires (MedlinePlus)
Check out this page for the latest news, resources and journal articles about fires.