Cleaning up after fire gives me a totally new perspective on whether my home is prepared in the event of a fire. Are my smoke detectors working (no, one needs a battery).
How old is my fire extinguisher? So old, we tested and emptied it … from 1994 to be exact!
Do I have any materials stored in a dangerous manner? Hmmm… not sure…
Are there any electrical issues that need to be checked? Burnt plugs and connectors … yep!
I think I fail the safety test! But there’s hope, because I can work on all these things now, before a tragic fire causes so much more pain and trouble.
Recently I heard that fire alarms are now recommended in every bedroom if folks sleep with the door shut — so I need a couple more smoke detectors. What is your fire prepa