Category Archives: Fire Safety

Building an Emergency Kit for an Apartment Fire

The United States has some of the most restrictive building codes and best technology to deal with the breakout of a fire in an apartment building. However, these tools are not useful if you don’t have the right gear and preparation to survive a fire. Let’s go over how to create a fire escape plan […]

How to Plan to Help Your Family Escape in the Event of a Fire

When it comes to an emergency like a fire in your home or apartment building, your ability to respond is based on advance warning systems like smoke alarms. The fact is that fire can easily and quickly spread through any structure. You may only have one or two minutes to get everyone together and exit […]

How Quickly Can a Home Fire Spread?

Too often, people who are in a house fire don’t realize how fast a home fire can spread. They think they have time to gather precious belongings and fail to exit the home as quickly as they should. They don’t realize a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death. For your safety […]

What Should I Do in the Event of a House Fire?

House fires can be minor incidents or major disasters. In either case, it’s crucial to know what to do in a fire in San Francisco, CA. Use the following dos and don’ts to guide your actions if you ever find yourself in this dangerous situation. What to do in a fire Put it out: If […]

How to Safely Descend a Fire Escape

If there’s a fire in your building, do you know how to safely get out when you’re on the second floor or higher up? Some people think they’ll just tie bedsheets together and anchor them to furniture while they lower themselves out a window, while others expect to rely on their fire escape—but how realistic […]