The best way to deal with an emergency is to prevent it from happening. Follow these tips to protect yourself and others from fire hazards.
1. Never disable smoke alarms or fire horns in your apartment; not only is it dangerous, it is illegal
2. Notify your landlord immediately if you suspect your smoke alarm isn’t working or the battery is low
3. Never prop open emergency exits, apartment or stairwell doors
4. Ensure burning materials, such as cigarettes or ashes, are fully extinguished before disposal
5. Never dispose of flammable liquids or aerosol cans in the garbage chutes or dumpsters; contact your city to find out where to take these items
6. Prevent kitchen fires with Skyline Living’s Recipe for Safer Cooking
7. Never leave anything in the corridors or stairwells, as these could be a fire and safety hazard
8. Always clean out the clothes dryer lint trap before and after use to prevent combustion
9. Do not use electrical appliances with frayed cords, or overload electrical outlets
10. Make sure you know your building’s evacuation plan and fire safety procedures
By following these guidelines, you can help make your community a safer place for everyone!