Amid the challenges of COVID-19, ensuring fire safety at home is more crucial than ever. With increased time spent indoors, it’s essential to reevaluate and reinforce safety measures. Regularly check smoke detectors, replace batteries, and test their functionality. Ensure that fire extinguishers are readily accessible and that everyone in the household knows how to use them. While practicing social distancing, prioritize virtual fire safety drills and educate family members on escape plans. Be cautious with additional electrical loads from home office setups and limit the use of flammable substances. Address potential fire hazards promptly and stay vigilant. By combining COVID-19 precautions with fire safety measures, you create a secure home environment where the risks of both health and fire emergencies are minimized.
Monday, 17 May 2021 by Priyadarshini Nayak
The COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns are nowadays responsible for contributing to the risk of home fires. Further, the Corona Virus situation has resulted in many localities requiring people to self-isolate and except allowing for acute needs such as going to the doctor, getting essential things, etc. Since many more people are in their homes and investing their time in increased use of heating equipment, increased cooking and increased consumption of smoking materials may cause a home fire hazard, which has the greatest potential for death and injury.