In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring fire safety remains paramount. With increased time spent at home, it’s crucial to be vigilant and proactive. Start by regularly testing smoke detectors and replacing batteries to guarantee optimal functionality. Practice fire drills with household members, emphasizing alternative escape routes and meeting points. While it’s tempting to stock up on supplies, ensure that emergency exits are never blocked. Additionally, be cautious with the use of electronic devices and chargers, reducing the risk of electrical fires. With heightened hygiene measures, remember to store hand sanitizers and disinfectants away from heat sources to prevent combustion. Stay informed about local fire safety guidelines and adapt them to the current circumstances. By integrating these precautions into our daily routines, we can safeguard both our homes and well-being during these challenging times.
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.