Be prepared when seconds count

Renovate for fire safety

Metro News Service

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(MS) — A National Fire Prevention Association study reported that, on average, seven Americans die in a residential home fire each week. Though you never know when fire might strike, there are important measures you can take to increase your chances when seconds count.

While it’s nearly impossible to make a house completely fireproof, you can build or remodel it using fire-inhibiting materials. The better ones will help to withstand fire hazards, and they may also give you those extra precious minutes or seconds to escape in the event of a fire.

When considering a home renovation, be sure to do your research for fire-rated and noncombustible products. The Roxul brand, for example, produces stone wool insulation. This insulation resists temperatures up to approximately 2,150 F, and when directly exposed to fire, this chemically-inert material will not produce harmful gases or promote the spread of flames. Industry experts explain that stone wool insulation is designed to delay the spread of fire from room to room, providing valuable evacuation time that is critical to saving people, pets, property and reducing environmental damages.

Helpful fire safety tips are available online at nfpa.org. You can also brush up on your fire safety knowledge by visiting the Roxul website for a chance to win $2,500 towards extra precious moments with your loved ones.

– Connect Weekly –