Today’s lesson learned at the Wile E. Coyote school of safety where they constantly defy the laws of physics, perverse the rules of nature and live in animated immortality. But here fire burns.
What to do if a fire breaks out? You have 3 choices if this happens. A – You can immediately alert everyone nearby, evacuate the area and call 911 allowing the professionals to deal with it. This is the preferred method. B – You can quickly assess the situation and size of the fire to determine if using a fire extinguisher will put it out safely. If you can, grab the extinguisher, making sure you keep yourself between the fire and your means of escape and P.A.S.S. (Pull the pin, Aim at the base of the fire, Squeeze the lever and Sweep side to side) C – Remember, you don’t have to be a hero. If the fire continues or gets out of control, evacuate and call 911.
Whether at home or at work, make sure you know where all the emergency/evacuation routes are located and all the fire extinguishers, as well as smoke/carbon detectors, are current and fully operational. At home, you need to have at the very least, two ways to get out as mentioned in Home Safety-Shouldn’t have to be an Escape Artist If you haven’t done so yet, and please don’t tell me if you haven’t, change those batteries! To me, the greatest act of karma is a smoke detector beeping its disapproval in the middle of the night. So you can do it then or you can get on the time change-battery change bandwagon.
Hope you are all staying safe and practicing social distancing while you stay at home. I know it may have been tough to get adjusted to working at home and keeping the kids entertained but what a golden opportunity to solve a problem with the family. Enjoy!