We are conversant with the popular proverb, fire is a good servant but a bad master,’ right? But despite the increase awareness in preventing fire disasters, news of fire ravaging people’s properties and killing people abounds.
Just yesterday (September 7), an unfortunate incident happened at Atomic Junction near Madina when a gas filling station was engulf in flames, killing 6 people and injuring several others.
Obviously, one Nigerian firefighter has taken it upon herself to educate people in order to reduce these disasters to the barest minimum, hence has been giving out fire tips on social media.
Her name is Dennis Dooshima, takes her time to teach people about fire safety on social media. In a moment you could mistake this officer for a beauty queen.
Do you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire,early warning from a working smoke detector plus a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Smoke detectors can also come with an escape light. When the alarm sounds,the light comes on,the light can help you see your way out,and it is good for alerting people whose hearing is not perfect. For people who are hard of sleeping or deaf,there are smoke detectors systems for deaf. When the alarm goes off, a pad below the pillow vibrates(if you are asleep) a stable light flashes alerting you or waking you up instantly. Install smoke detectors on every level of your home or offices,inside your bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.(should be fitted as close to your ACs or anywhere you have got large electrical appliances ). Test them every month. If they are not working change batteries. They need very little maintenance. Use soft brush attachment to remove dust from sensors. After 10years of use get a new one. Am still giving some out,your life. Your property. Stop the 🔥
Desist from refueling your generator/car while it is still running. Better to have enough petrol that will last an estimated duration. It is advisable to stop the generator/car refuel it and start again,especially if it is the poorly serviced type that smokes. Similarly,generators should be kept in a place that allows cross-ventilation because of the carbon-monoxide fumes. Lives have been wiped out by carbon-monoxide fumes. God is not always in the habit of doing for us that which he has already empowered us to do for ourselves. Prevention is better than cure.