ADS Security Celebrates Fire Prevention Week With Fire Extinguisher Giveaway

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    ADS Security Celebrates Fire Prevention Week With Fire Extinguisher Giveaway


    October 6-12, 2013 marks Fire Prevention Week! Fire Prevention Week is put on by the National Fire Protection Association and has been observed since 1922. It was established to commemorate the Great Chicago fire of 1871 that lasted two days, killed 250 people, left 100,000 people homeless, and destroyed around 17,400 structures. Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Learn more about Fire Prevention Week here.

    This year, Fire Prevention Week focuses on preventing kitchen fires. More fires are started in the kitchen than in any other room of the home. From 2007-2011 cooking-related fires resulted in 400 civilian deaths and $853 million in direct damage1.

    To observe Fire Prevention Week, ADS Security wants to help make sure you are prepared in the event of a fire. We are giving away THREE fire extinguishers throughout the week on our Facebook page.

    ADS offers fire protection for your home and business with Monitored Smoke Alarms. Our UL-listed, CSAA Five Diamond Monitoring Center receives fire signals 24/7 and can alert emergency services quickly to prevent costly damage and save lives. Combining monitored smoke alarms with ADS Home Automation makes life safety even easier. In the event of a fire, you can set your system to automatically turn on lights, unlock doors, and even shut off your thermostat so smoke isn’t blowing through your home. Request a FREE life safety consultation today!

    Review these tips and go over them with your family to make sure you are prepared in the event of a fire! Be safe. Be prepared.

    REDUCE YOUR RISK OF A FIRE IN YOUR HOME:
    • Do not leave the kitchen unattended while cooking—this is the number one cause of house fires.
    • Smoking has been the leading cause of fire deaths for years—put out your cigarette or cigar entirely, every time.
    • Ensure all candles are positioned at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
    • Check for overloaded outlets as they can be extremely hazardous.
    • Make sure space heaters are at least 3 feet from the nearest flammable object.
    • Check your stove and oven regularly for grease accumulation.
    • Never use extension cords with air conditioners as the cord is likely to overheat.

    HAVE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN IN PLACE:

    • Establish an emergency escape plan and an outdoor meeting place.
    • Review the plan with your family a few times each year.
    • Be sure all exit routes are always clear.
    • Place collapsible escape ladders in 2nd floor rooms—it is imperative to have an alternate way out in the event that fire or smoke has blocked the primary exit.
    • Keep your escape plan in a place where all family members can access it.
    • Conduct and time fire drills. Fires double in size every minute, so every second counts!
    • Practice separate fire drills at night while family members are sleeping.
    • Practice meeting at your designated meeting place.

    IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE REMEMBER THESE IMPORTANT STEPS:

    • Smoke can hinder vision drastically—know the escape routes in your home well enough that you are able to find an exit safely even in the dark.
    • Remain as close to the floor as possible—a fire can raise temperatures to as much as 90 degrees at knee height and 690 degrees at shoulder height.
    • Gather children and/or disabled individuals in your home and get out immediately.
    • Wait to call the fire department until you are safely outside your home, then call 9-1-1.
    • Make your way to your predetermined meeting place so all family members can be accounted for as quickly as possible.
    • Do not go back into your home for material possessions.
    • Do not try to fight the fire.

    CLICK to download a printable version of these tips.

    1 http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-wee

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    Kristin Milner

    Kristin Milner

    Kristin has been with ADS since 2009. She loves the tv show "Nashville", Jeni's Ice Cream, the outdoors, and Fleetwood Mac. Kristin now resides with her husband, son, and three dogs in Seattle, WA.

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