Fire-resistant materials give you more time to escape
(NC) Fire Prevention Canada reports that an average of eight Canadians die each week as a result of careless behaviour, or from a home fire that might have been prevented.
While it's near impossible to make your 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 few extra minutes – or seconds – needed to get your loved ones to safety.
When considering a home renovation, be sure to do your research for fire-rated and non-combustible products. The Roxul brand, for example, produces stone wool insulation. This mineral wool choice resists temperatures up to approximately 1177° C (2150°F) and when directly exposed to fire, it will not develop smoke, or promote flame spread. Retailers explain that the Roxul product is designed to delay the spread of fire from room to room, providing valuable evacuation time that is critical to saving people, property and reducing environmental damages.
Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6 to 12, 2013 and helpful safety tips are available online at firesafetycouncil.com, cafc.ca, and at fiprecan.ca.
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