Any apartment complex, hotel, healthcare facility, or major business should have an established emergency plan and fire
safety supplies on hand, including fire extinguishers,
and burn kits.
How is Fire Most Likely to Start?
The number one reason for fatal apartment fires is smoking. Provide residents, guests, and staff with Ash & Trash Cans to encourage outdoor smoking only. Use Smoking Control Signs to clearly designate approved smoking areas.
cause of fire in apartments, condos, or dorms comes from heating elements, like stoves and heaters. In most cases, residents
leave paper or clothing too close to stove or heater and it ignites. Installing a SmartBurner Heating Element System could help prevent cooking fires and potentially lower
Smoke alarms and combination alarms are essential safety tools. FEMA has found that having a working smoke/fire
alarm substantially reduces risk of death and property losses due to fire. While fire itself is terrifying, the heat
and smoke are also dangerous. People can be seriously hurt or even killed by smoke inhalation.
In the event of a fire, know what to do:
Evacuate the building
Use stairs not elevators
Do not re-enter the building
Assist anyone with special needs
Use a fire extinguisher only if the fire is very small and you are properly trained.