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Top 5 Common Fire Safety Misconceptions, Debunked

There are lots of myths and misconceptions which fly around in regard to fire safety, that could be extremely harmful in the event of a fire.


Knowing how to react and what to do in the event of a fire is key to protecting yourself and others around you. Make sure that you are aware of the most common fire safety myths so that you can stay safe in the event of a fire. 


Here are the top 5 most common fire safety misconceptions, debunked.




Many people assume that the actual fire is what leads to the most casualties in the event of a fire, but this is not true. 


Smoke is generally what injures or kills people when there is a fire as it can fill an entire house in about three to five minutes. The smoke can cause people to choke, become disorientated or fall unconscious simply from inhaling it.




People often assume that because smoke has a scent, they will wake up if a fire does occur, however, this is simply not true.


Many people do not wake up and by the time they do, it is too late to escape. This is why a fire alarm is so important as it keeps you safe during vulnerable times like when you are sleeping and makes sure you are aware of any fires. 




This is a big misconception that is not only incorrect but extremely harmful. Even the smallest of fires can spread and become a bigger fire in under a few minutes, so it is important you act right away.


Once a fire begins to spread, there’s no slowing it down until it’s completely distinguished.




When a fire alarm sounds, it usually means that the fire has already started as well. While some smoke detectors can detect a fire early on, it is better to be safe than sorry and act quickly. Don’t take the risk of thinking the fire isn’t big yet or hasn’t begun to spread.




Surprisingly, residential fires are the leading property type for fire injuries and fire deaths. This is why it is important to make sure both your home and offices are completely protected from fires. 


EK Fire Protection: Fire safety business


If you are looking to keep your business protected from potential fires, then look no further than EK Fire Protection.


We offer a range of fire protection services including fire exit signs and fire risk assessments.


Get in touch with us here today for more information. 



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