19 Jul 2007

Safety Essesentials for Survival ~ Safety Must Haves at Home

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While on line recently, I came across this important information regarding the  Top Ten Safety Must Haves at all times in your home.  This was originally shared by Kris Krajecki of American Mortgage Werks based in Huntley, Illinois. After reading his post I contracted Kris and he agreed it was  worthwhile info (previously passed along to him) and he was only too happy to share it with others. Kris is a Mortgage professional,  you can reach him at 630-347-6321

1. Smoke Alarms. Install alarms on every level of your home and in and in every sleeping area. Change batteries once every year; test them red-cross-safety-kit.jpgmonthly; replace the units every 10 years. Smoke alarms can cut your family’s chances of dying in a fire by nearly half. Plan escape routes and conduct fire drills with the entire family. Find two ways out of each room.

2. Battery-operated Carbon Monoxide alarms or plug-in CO alarms with battery back-up: Install a CO alarm in the hallway near the bedrooms in each separate sleeping area. In addition, place one at least 15 feet from any fuel-burning appliance. Remember, the proper installation, operation, and maintenance of all of fuel-burning appliances is the most important factor in reducing the risk of CO poisoning. Important note: If your family uses a portable generator, be aware that most of the deaths and injuries associated with portable generators are from CO poisoning from generators used indoors or in partially enclosed spaces. Locate the portable generator outdoors and away from doors, windows, and vents that could allow CO to come indoors.

3. A fully stocked disaster supplies kit.Include nonperishable foods, water, prescription and necessary OTC medication, manual can opener, flashlights, radio, and batteries. Your kit should contain at a minimum, a 3 day supply. Store kit in easy to carry containers, like duffel bags. Include essential items for pets, too.

So see more info check out this post by Kris… Top Ten Saftey Must Haves for Your Home

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