Saudia Davis Shares Fire Prevention Tips

Fire Prevention TipsSaudia Davis, CEO of GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning and a 2014 Generation W speaker, is an expert in keeping homes safe and healthy.  “As a company that strives to keep all homes healthy and safe, we cannot think of any better place to start than with making sure you and your family are ready in case a fire should occur,” writes Saudia in her latest blog post that coincides perfect with Fire Prevention Week.  Here are some of her tips:

Prevent Fires from Happening
“Keep items that can catch fire (think drapes, papers, dish towels) at least three feet from anything that gets hot, turn portable heaters off when you leave a room or go to sleep and always stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food.”

Have at Least One Working Smoke Alarm Per Level
“According to the U.S. Fire Administration, you should install a smoke alarm on every level of your home.”

Pay Attention to Carbon Monoxide
“Install a carbon monoxide alarm in the hallway of your home sleeping areas, make sure all appliances are installed correctly, have heating systems inspected regularly and never burn charcoal or use a gas grill inside your home.”

Create an Escape Plan
“We love this tool from SafeKids.org—a Fire Escape Plan template.  The template lets you draw your escape plan on a grid, identifying important elements such as placement of each smoke alarm, exit areas for your home (you should have two ways to get out of each room in case of a fire) and the designated safe meeting area outside.”

Know How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
“Remember the word PASS when using a fire extinguisher: Pull the pin and hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you; Aim low at the base of the fire; Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly; Sweep the nozzle from side to side.”

Saudia shares more details for each tip–along with tips for what you should do if you live in an apartment–on her latest GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning blog.