Using A Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher Safety tips Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called; and the room is not filled with smoke. To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS: Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism. Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire. Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly. Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side. For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but

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Home Fire Drills

Why Do I Need a Home Fire Drill? Close to 50% of people who die in home fires were trying to escape when they died. A developed exit plan, and practice of a home fire drill, might have saved their lives. Here is what it is like to be in a fire. “You can’t see anything in front of you.” “You can t breathe.” “It’s hot. It s dark. It s hostile.” “You don t know what to expect.” “You have to go by feel.” “A 15-foot hallway seems 50 miles long.” “You can easily become unraveled.” “It’s not a place where humans are ever expected to go.” Make an Escape Plan It is important to have a plan when there are children in your

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Make a Home Escape Plan in Case of Fire

Did you know 50% of homeowners in the U.S. don’t have an emergency escape plan? In the event of a home safety emergency, every second counts. According to the National Fire Protection Association, you may have less than two minutes to escape after your smoke alarms sound. That’s why it’s important to be prepared by planning and practicing an escape route with the entire family for safe evacuation. By planning, practicing, and repeating your emergency escape plan, you can help ensure a safe escape. Make an Emergency Escape Plan (Download a Plan Sheet Now) Walk through your home with your family and identify multiple exits out of each room in the house. If windows or doors are blocked, clear them so they can be easily

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Smoke & Carbon Monoxide – Early Detection Matters

Fire Safety – Why Early Detection Matters Did You Know? Fire Prevention Week is the perfect time to talk with your whole family about fire safety – include testing alarms, changing the batteries or upgrading to 10-year sealed battery alarms, how to use a fire extinguisher, and escape route planning. *  3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms *  Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan *  Carbon monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of accidental death *  60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms monthly* *  Only 47% of people report having CO alarms in their home *  Just 43% of homeowners have an escape plan* *  Unattended

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Check your smoke detector TODAY!

SMOKE ALARMS Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. The first day of fall and again on the first day of spring is a great time to do your smoke detector check. These are dates you will remember. Some people use the time change dates in spring and fall. It doesn’t matter what reminders you choose, just check your smoke detectors twice a year. If you do not have smoke detectors get them today. the information here and the information on the NFPA site will help you get

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2019 Veteran Resources

VETERANS ASSISTANCE & HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATIONS The holidays are fast approaching. Holidays can be a hard time of year for many veterans and their families. There is help out there, not only during the holiday season but year-round. As a 100% veteran-owned company SkyTech is committed to helping veterans find the resources that they need. There are many organizations that will assist active duty members and veterans in crisis or with day to day needs. Whether it is temporary holiday help or longer-term assistance, veterans can connect with any of these organizations by phone or online and they will assist you with your needs, or connect you with an organization that is best suited to help you. CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE ASSISTANCE.

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Indoor Air Quality Issues…. I Don’t Have to Worry about That Right?

SkyTech is quilified to help you with your indoor air quality concerns. Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it. Some Quick Facts: • Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. • Problems can arise from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials used in household products and furnishings, smoke, and other sources. • Effects range from minor annoyances to major health risks. • Remedies include ventilation, cleaning, moisture control, inspections, and following manufacturers’ directions when using appliances and products. Many homes are built or remodeled more tightly, without regard to the factors that assure fresh and healthy indoor air circulation. Many homes today also contain furnishings, appliances and products that

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Earth Day 2019 Consider The Environment And Your Health – Radon, How Can It Effect You?

As part of the Earth Day 2019, SkyTech Of New Mexico would like to spread the word about how important the environment is when it comes to your health. We encourage you to learn more about the potential health effects of radon exposure and how to check your home for this potentially dangerous gas. Since it originated in 1970, Earth Day has served as a platform for education and advocacy efforts in support of a better world, cleaner air, and fresh water. Keeping with the spirit of the observance, we to learn more about the potential dangers of radon exposure and the various ways environmental factors play a role in one’s health. SkyTech of New Mexico is is IAC2 certified. We are experienced and qualified

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Don’t Go Up In Smoke! Fireplace and Home Fire Safety

SkyTech of New Mexico Reminds You To Practice Fireplace Safety 2019 has given New Mexicans a lot of fireplace weather so far in 2019. More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels. Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently. Contact a professional to assist you with maintenance of your fireplaces, chimneys wood stoves, and other fuel-fired appliances. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to

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Home Fire Safety: Get Alarmed!

  Are You Alarmed? Smoke alarms. We know what they look like. We (hopefully) know where they’re located in our homes. But the question is: Do we know that they’ll work if there’s a fire? Smoke alarms are an essential component of every home. According  to the US Fire Administration, winter home fires make up a large portion of overall residential fire casualties. As commercial and residential Property Inspectors SkyTech want to ensure that all homeowners understand the importance of smoke detectors in every structure. Below are some tips from essurance and the U.S. Fire Administration on keeping your home safe from fires. Smoke detectors can help protect you and your family in the event of a fire, but they need proper maintenance to work.

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