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5 Things to Do in the Event of A Fire in Your Apartment Building

5 Things to Do in the Event of A Fire in Your Apartment Building

placeholder-imaeOctober 9, 2016 –

A fire can break out at any time. Knowing what to do in case there is a fire in your building can be the difference between life and death. Be sure you know what to do. Here are five things to keep in mind in the event of a fire in your apartment building.

  1. Check the door. If a fire alarm sounds, check to make sure the fire is not right outside your apartment by feeling the door with the back of your hand. If it is hot, the fire may be just outside your door. Do not open the door. Put damp towels and/or sheets around the door to keep smoke out. Alert the fire department that you are in the apartment.
  2. Take your keys. If you leave your apartment, take your keys, shut the door, but do not lock it. You may have to return if your planned escape route is blocked.
  3. Notify your neighbors. As you exit to the nearest stairwell, notify your neighbors by yelling, “Fire!” and knocking on their doors.
  4. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS! Unless otherwise instructed by the fire department, fire safety personnel, or security guards only.
  5. Stay out. Once outside, stay out! Go to your family’s pre-arranged meeting place to find other family members.

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3 Things To Consider When Looking For An Apartment

3 Things To Consider When Looking For An Apartment

Apartment Building in NYC - Fire SafetyOctober 10, 2016 –

Finding the right apartment for you in the city is no easy task, but your safety must come first. Here are three things to consider for when looking for a new apartment.

  1. Ask the realtor if the building has a sprinkler system. If you have two similar choices, one with a sprinkler system, and one without, consider opting for the building that offers sprinkler protection.
  2. Check that the stairwells are clear and accessible. If they are not clear then, they most likely will not be clear when you move in.
  3. Check if there is a smoke alarm installed in the unit and a fire extinguisher. Note that if there isn’t a smoke alarm in your unit, there most likely isn’t one in your neighbors.

These three items are just the beginning. Stay tuned for more tips to prepare, prevent, and protect against fires in your residential building.

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Winter Fire Life Safety Checklist

Winter Fire Life Safety Checklist

Winter Fire Safety

Winter in New York City can be bitterly cold and treacherous. Be prepared this winter season by taking some simple precautions that will keep you and your loved ones safe!

Oh, stormy nights!

Winter storms are no joke. The power can go out and it can get very cold. With or without storms in your part of town, stay safe all winter long with this fire life safety checklist.

  • Check the batteries in your smoke detectors and your carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Have flashlights and radios ready and handy with fresh batteries. Charge your phones and have back-up chargers just in case.
  • Do not use candles. Battery-powered push lights are a great alternative to have available throughout the house instead of candles.
  • Have warm clothes ready, including extra heavy blankets, socks, and layers.
  • Remember your pets! Keep them away from drafts, heaters, and other heat sources. Bring them in from the cold, including balconies and garages.
  • Protect against window and door drafts with draft stoppers.
  • Monitor the weather to be aware of dangerous conditions heading your way.
  • DO NOT use the oven, kerosene lamps, or barbecues to keep warm.
  • DO NOT use generators indoors, even in your garage, with or without the door open. Always use generators outdoors.
  • If you live in a home, make sure your house number is clearly visible and your driveway is clear so that fire and emergency responders can get to you and your home quickly.
  • If you live in an apartment, consider your winter escape route and additional dangers they may pose such as a wet and slippery fire escape.
  • Turn off portable heaters when you leave the room and when you go to bed.
  • Have extra canned food in case conditions keep you indoors and check your go-kits, just in case!
  • Check in on your neighbors, especially the elderly, to see if they need any assistance this season!

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Stay Safe This Winter Holiday Season

Stay Safe This Winter Holiday Season

Stay Safe This Winter Holiday Season

The Winter holiday season means lots of friends, families, food, and festivities and that’s why we love it! But it can also mean a greater risk of fire. Follow these safety tips to keep your family, friends, and home safer this holiday season!

Deck the Halls SAFELY! *

  • Holiday and tree decorations can be fire hazards. Make sure your decorations are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from your tree, decorations, gifts, or anything else that can burn. Better yet, replace all flame-burning candles with LED candles for peace of mind.
  • Most string lights are either for indoor use or outdoor use, but not both. Check the box and use appropriately to minimize fire risk.
  • Check your string lights every year and throw out any with worn or stripped cords or loose bulb connections. Also, be sure to not connect more light strands than allowed by each string. Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the maximum number of light strands you can connect. Also be sure not to overload power strips.
  • Do not use nails to hang string lights. Use clips so that the cords do not get damaged.
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors, as well as all heat sources.

Enjoy the Festivities SAFELY!*

  • Be sure to test your smoke alarms before you have guests come over. Tell guests were the fire exits are and your emergency plan. You can make it fun and light, but be sure to share the information.
  • Let everyone know where you keep the fire extinguishers.
  • Keep kids and pets away from lit candles.
  • Stay in the kitchen when you have something on the stovetop. If you need to step away, ask someone to watch the pots for you.
  • Ask smokers to please smoke outside and to keep their smoking materials with them so kids do not have access to them.
  • If someone does light up inside, wet cigarettes with water before discarding.

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Keep Your Residents Safe This Halloween with These 7 Fire Safety Tips

Keep Your Residents Safe This Halloween with These 7 Fire Safety Tips

Did you know…Decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year? Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle. Stay safe this Halloween with these 7 fire safety tips.

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Don’t Wait Check The Date

Don’t Wait Check The Date

October 19, 2016 – It’s time to check your smoke detectors to make sure they are in working order! Smoke detectors must be replaced every 10 years and tested once a month. Take time today to check the manufacturer’s date, as well as replace the batteries, and test the device. Download this easy infographic with more information and schedule next year’s test now.

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