We urge homeowners to take precautions to ensure the safety and protection of your family and property. Contrary to popular belief, fire safety is not expensive. The following measures can go a long way towards improving safety in your home.
“Take fires seriously, move quickly. Know and practise your escape plan. Fires can kill, don’t be a statistic!”
Install smoke detectors, they provide adequate early warning in the event of a fire. Smoke detectors are readily available from most hardware stores and are not expensive.
Purchase a fire extinguisher for your home. ABC fire extinguishers are multi-purpose and are essential hand-held devices to combat fires in their early stages.
Create and practise exit drills with the occupants in your home. Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is important to ensuring the safety and well-being of your family members.
Finally, if you can afford home insurance it is highly recommended that you obtain adequate insurance coverage for your home and contents. If you require further information or assistance with your fire safety planning please contact the Fire Prevention and Community Relations Unit of the Barbados Fire Service: (246) 535-7829.