Fire Prevention Month – October 2019
2019 Fire Prevention theme as established by NFPA.
UL encourages everyone to practice fire safety throughout the year.
Here are some tips from UL to help keep you safe:
Close Before You Doze
Close Before You Doze comes as the result of over 10 years of research by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI), proving that a closed door could potentially save lives in a fire.
UL certified smoke alarms notify the occupants of the presence of a threatening fire and allow them time to escape to a place of safety before such escape might be hindered by smoke or flames.
Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms play an important role in protecting the public against carbon monoxide poisoning.
UL plays an important role in testing and certification of fire sprinklers to determine that fire sprinkler systems operate as intended during a fire. Essential components of fire sprinkler systems, such as sprinklers and piping, are required to undergo comprehensive evaluations to verify that they meet rigorous nationally recognized standards.
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Having the right fire extinguisher and knowing how to use it and maintain it can help save your home and even your life. No matter what kind of fire extinguisher you get, household fire extinguishers are intended for use only when the fire is contained, such as when something is burning in a pot or wastebasket. Fires travel fast, so if a fire in your house is spreading, get out immediately and call 911.