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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Window Safety and Fire in the Home


Whether opened or closed, it’s important that window safety be a top priority for every family in America. The experts at Simonton Windows recommend consumers always observe safe window practices in their homes.

 

Families with small children should pay special attention to windows and patio doors. Start with practicing home emergency fire drills. Show them the fastest safety route to the outside and make certain children know under what circumstances to use a window to exit a home. Since small children tend to “hide” from fire, make sure they understand how important it is to safely and quickly exit the home should a fire occur.

 

“If a door is hot to the touch or not safe to exit through during a fire, then both children and adults should exit through an open window,” says Gary Pember with Simonton Windows. “Unless it is absolutely necessary, do not to break the window glass. Doing so could cause injury. During family safety drills, show children how to operate windows and how to use chain escape ladders that should be kept in all bedrooms located above ground level. Also establish a designated meeting place for the family outside the home.”

 

For more window safety tips, visit http://www.simonton.com/Information/Tips/WindowSafety.htm.

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