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.