FIRE PREVENTION

CITIZENS ON PATROL COMMUNITY SG

FIRE PREVENTION TIPS
TO PREVENT FIRE ACCIDENTS



Fire accidents at home can be prevented if we choose to adopt simple fire prevention practices as a good habit.

FIRE PREVENTION TIPS

For Rooms:
- Avoid over-charging mobile devices, Power Assisted Bicycles (PABs) and Personal Mobility Devices(PMDs); and especially charging them overnight
- Avoid charging items on or near combustible materials, i.e. bed, sofa, curtains, newspapers
- Never leave irons unattended when in use.

For Kitchen:
- Never leave cooking unattended
- Never leave combustible materials near cooking areas or any heat source.

For Smokers:
- Avoid smoking in bed. Better still, smoke out of the home and at residential designated smoking areas
- Extinguish lighted materials like matches and cigarette butts completely before disposal
- For HDB home owners, avoid disposing cigarette butts down the garbage chute. This is to prevent rubbish chute fires

On Children:
- Keep away fire starter items like matches and lighters from children
- Educate them about the dangers of fire,

Safety advice on electrical items:
- Discard all faulty electrical appliances with exposed wiring or insulators 
- Avoid overloading a single electrical outlet with many power plugs. Use trusted extension sockets with a safety mark
- Never make unauthorised electrical extensions and points. Always let a licensed contractor to do so 

Safety advice on gas:
- Never make unauthorised connections of gas. Always let a licensed contractor to do so

Safety advice on common corridors:
- Always keep common corridors and staircases free from obstruction or combustible materials
- Be considerate. Blocked passageway obstructs smooth evacuation during a fire. This endanger lives and lives can be lost

Additional advice:
- Consider investing in a 2KG portable dry powder fire extinguisher for the home. Small and manageable fires that do not pose high personal risk can be extinguished; before it gets to an uncontrollable destructive stage.
- Consider installing a Home Fire Alarm Device (HFAD)an automatic smoke detector which provides early warning of a fire, by sounding an alarm to alert the occupants. 


FIRE PREVENTION & SAFETY TIPs

FIRE SAFETY FOR HOMES

CREDIT: SCDF

HOW TO USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER

CREDIT: CONSUMER REPORTS

TYPES OF FIRE
EXTINGUISHERS & USAGES

CREDIT: KNOWLEDGECITY





Preventing home destruction and loss of lives from a fire is a shared community responsibility. Do not let yourself and others become a victim. Protect your homes and loved ones starting today. 

USEFUL CONTACTS FOR FIRE INCIDENTS:

SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE (SCDF):

A minute can make a difference between life and death.
Call the right number - so as persons facing serious, life-threatening situations are not deprived of an emergency ambulance service.

FOR FIRE / EMERGENCIES / LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS: 
CALL:     995
Examples of emergencies: fire incident, cardiac arrest, active seizures, breathlessness, major traumas and stroke.


NON-EMERGENCIES: 
CALL:     1777
Examples of non emergencies: toothaches, diarrhoea, coughs and headaches.


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