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5 Extra Fire Safety Measures for Your Home

We would not manage to go by in our everyday lives without fire, which is a constant source of danger if we do not handle it carefully or if we let it go out of control. According to statistics and medical experts, more than 23,000 people suffer from smoke inhalation each year—with approximately 20% of them dying from related heart or respiratory complications.

Thousands of people die in fires each year, so the problem is indeed serious. With the wild fires destroying property and home fires ruining peoples’ lives, extra fire safety measures make an important topic when it comes to home and personal security. Today we will take a look at some safety measures you should pay attention to around the house.

  1. Install and check your smoke alarms

If you do not have smoke alarms in your house or on your property, it is time to install a system right now. Moreover, you should check your smoke alarms regularly. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors come with annoying, low battery beeps that warn you should check the batteries. Many also come with LED lights signaling malfunctions. Specialists recommend you should test your alarms every month, and replace batteries twice a year.

  1. Unplug your devices

In this day and age, it is hard to believe someone still uses old, temperamental devices and home appliances that work on a whim, but even if you use new and safe gadgets and electronics, you should still unplug them. You might also save some money in the process, not to mention how smart you will feel in case of some electrical disturbances and power malfunctions.

  1. Have a Fire Emergency Plan and Kit

Having a fire escape plan is the sensible thing to do and many governmental agencies have plenty of information available for the general public. Moreover, you can take some classes and prepare your home with a fire survival kit, including an axe, a fire extinguisher, gas mask, and other gear.

  1. In case of smoke, stay low

It would be better if you and your family had gas masks in case of emergency, but if you do not, you can still escape some of the toxic fire smoke by getting as close to the ground as possible. To minimize smoke-related complications, ER doctors and firefighters recommend you pay attention to the first signs of smoke intoxication, which in a fire situation may happen very quickly before a more severe situation. Shortness of breath, headache, dizziness or confusion are the signs that you have been exposed to carbon monoxide and you have to get out of that situation.

  1. Do not play hero

No matter how many movies you have seen, do not consider putting the fire off based on your fire drills in school or things you saw on TV, because you risk making the fire even bigger or, worse, risk your life and the lives of your loved ones. Get your fire kit ready, stay close to the ground, try to get out of the house as soon as possible and contact the firefighter squad immediately. Keep in mind that opening windows can intensify the fire due to the oxygen entering the rooms. Make sure to touch metal knobs and accessories with care to avoid burning your hands.

These were our home fire and smoke recommendations for you to be safe and escape living and breathing from such a dire situation. Have you ever been into a house fire? What other safety measures do you think people should take?

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8 safety tips for keeping safe and healthy during flu season

The flu season can be safely navigated if we take some precaution measures. Just like every year, the flu keeps a lot of people in their homes and in their beds, feeling like it is the end of the world. If you experience some of the following symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache chills and fatigue, sometimes vomiting and diarrhea – chances are you got the flu. Keep in mind that you may be infected with the flu and have respiratory symptoms and yet no fever. Read More

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Winter Safety Guide for Seniors

Winter is a season full of joy, excitement and holidays, but is also a challenging season for our seniors, especially those living alone and far away from relatives.

Even with the cold and the show, this season is still an amazing one at any age and it shouldn’t hinder our good mood. Enjoying it at the fullest is all everyone wants, so we gathered a safety guide for those who are older and must take a little more care during the cold months of winter. Read More

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5 Self-Defense Methods for Students

Being a student is not always safe, especially if you have to walk alone at night or travel all over town and visit shady neighborhoods.

Sometimes, students do not feel 100% safe in their campuses either. There are many bad things going on and you should know what self-defense methods you can rely on and how to use them. Today, we will see together five self-defense methods for students – and if you think they are the right ones for you, you should learn how to use them. Read More

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What you need to know in case of a nuclear attack

As unsettling as this title may be, someone has to write it.

Surviving a nuclear attack with bearable side effects is a long shot, but it is not impossible. According to the US Department of Homeland Security, you need to organize your family and loved ones and be prepared for anything. According to the CDC, your chances of living through a nuclear fallout depend on your proximity to the nuclear device when it explodes. A difference of a few hundred meters could mean the difference between immediate death and survival. Moreover, many people not at ground zero would survive. Read More

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5 Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

In life, anything can happen.

Sometimes you get help from others really quick, while other times you need to handle things on your own. We don’t say you need to turn into a veritable Bear Grylls, but there are some life hacks you should master, just in case. If you want to feel safe inside and outside the house, keep in mind you should have an emergency number on speed dial and the Red Panic Button widget on the screen of your smartphone.

However, you don’t always get a signal or people to come to your rescue in the next ten minutes. Let’s learn today a few life hacks to help you manage in some dire situations! Read More

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Safety and Practical Tips for Camping with the Family

Ah, the great outdoors!

The adventure of a camping trip together with the family, the joys of breathing fresh air, the excitement of the camp fire, the hikes, the discoveries, the sheer entertainment… It all sounds amazing and it should be amazing if you are careful to eliminate all sources of troubles, problems, issues, and discomforts. Going on a tent-and-car based camping trip with the family is not quite a picnic in the park, but luckily for everyone we have a few safety and practical tips, tricks and smart ideas to make things easier and more enjoyable! Read More

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What Is a Panic Button and Who Can Use It

According to the Dictionary of Cambridge, a panic button is “a device, usually a button that is used to call for help by someone in a dangerous situation”. But for many people worldwide, the Red Panic Button is more than an app or a button – it is a way of life and a personal safety measure they can rely on every day.

We were asked many times who can use the panic button and we answered in the same manner each time: everybody can, including children if they receive the proper instructions, the elders, and people with disabilities or medical conditions and so on. Everybody who cares for his / her own safety and the security of their loved ones. Read More

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Beach bag essentials for a great holiday

Who doesn’t enjoy an amazing family vacation at the seaside? This is what you have been waiting for all year long, isn’t it? Well… if you want to embrace all the fun and forget about all the troubles that might ensue from spending an entire vacation at the beach with the kids, you need to pack a few extra items besides your beach blanket, towels and sunscreen. Let’s see today some beach bag essentials for a great summer holiday entirely lacked of worries, troubles, and issues. Read More

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Why Choose the White Label Solutions of the Red Panic Button

The Red Panic Button white label solution for companies, NGOs and authorities is becoming increasingly popular as of late – mostly because it represents a 1-click emergency alternative to your personalized needs. With more and more unfortunate events occurring all over the world, our RPB white label corporate solution may represent the answer you were looking for when it comes to emergency services, safety measures, search and rescue operations and so on.  Read More

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