Fire Safety Education

Life Safety Inspections is here to help educate youth on the importance of fire safety in the home. This area will direct you to excellent fire safety training materials for youth and even adult audiences.

Training Youth on Fire Safety and Natural Disasters

Life Safety Inspections is here to help educate youth on the importance of fire safety in the home. This area will direct you to excellent fire safety training materials for youth and even adult audiences.

 

At LSI, we don’t put out fires, we work to keep them from ever happening. It’s a tough job, and one that requires the help of schools and communities to be successful. Fire safety education, beginning at an early age, helps lessen risky behavior that could lead to a fire or injury. LSI offers a variety of PDF checklists that promote fire safe awareness and behavior among young people:

•Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection Checklist

•Exhaust Cleaning Checklist

•Fire Extinguisher Training (Powerpoint)

•Firewise Landscaping (PDF from TN Division of Forestry)

•Curricula and Lesson Plans

•Interactive Games and Quizzes

•Youth-oriented Websites

•Sparky the Fire Dog

•Smokey Bear

•FEMA for Kids

•Other Links (including Red Cross)

•Asbestos and Natural Disasters

Locations For Your Fire Extinguishers

It is recommended to have at least one fire extinguisher on each floor of your home. Also, keep them in plain sight and no more than five feet above the floor. Do not put them in closets because that will cost you valuable time when you are reaching for it. And even though a fire extinguisher may not match your décor, do not put it behind curtains or drapes.

Best Place for your Fire Extinguisher

Learn where to best place is to keep

your fire extinguisher in the home!

Having a fire extinguisher is one thing, having it handy in case of an emergency, is another.

It is recommended to have at least one fire extinguisher on each floor of your home. Also, keep them in plain sight and no more than five feet above the floor. Do not put them in closets because that will cost you valuable time when you are reaching for it. And even though a fire extinguisher may not match your décor, do not put it behind curtains or drapes.

 

The most important places to have a fire extinguisher are in areas that are more susceptible to fire. These areas are the kitchen and the garage.

 

Kitchen: According to U.S. Fire Administration statistics, the kitchen is the place where fires most often start. If you have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, most grease fires can be contained. Do not put the fire extinguisher near the stove as it will be out of your reach if the fire is on the stovetop. You should not have to risk burns just to reach your extinguisher. Therefore, the best place to put the fire extinguisher is by the door of the kitchen so you have easy access to it.

 

Garage: It is a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher here because in most homes, this is the place we use as storage. Often, leftover paints, solvents, and building materials will be piled up without a second thought. Again, the best location to mount the fire extinguisher is by the door.

•Near an exit

•Visible location

•Out of small children’s reach

•Away from heat sources

•No more than 23 meters (75 feet) away from a Class A (ordinary combustibles) hazard

•No more than 15 meters (50 feet) away from a Class B (flammable liquids) hazard

•Kitchen  (Not under the sink!)

•Laundry room

•Workshop

•Garage

•Top of basement stairwell

•In your bedroom

 

What is a Fire Extinguisher Used For?

Most people answer this question “to fight a fire”, but if you ask them what they will really do — it is RUN, get out of the building! Click the button below to learn more about what size extinguisher you should have and what types of fire extinguishers there are.

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ABC's of Fire Extinguishers

Every home and business should be equipped with several fire extinguishers. They should be located throughout the house; in the kitchen area, garage, basement, upstairs and close to your exit doors in case of fire. Using the correct type of fire extinguisher is essential. All extinguishers must be labeled by the manufacturer with a rating for the class of fire the extinguisher is used to fight.

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