Apartment Fire Prevention and Safety

Last year the American Red Cross aided in over 74,000 disasters throughout the U.S. and 93% of those incidents were fire related. Home and apartment fires are the most common disaster across the country and in metro Atlanta. Most Atlanta apartment fires begin in the kitchen. 9 times out of 10, unattended cooking is the cause. Review the Red Cross guidelines for fire prevention in the kitchen.

Floorplan at Aspen Pointe

Use a floor plan to help create your evacuation routes. Photo courtesy of Aspen Pointe Apartments in Roswell, Georgia.

The Red Cross suggests every apartment resident create a home fire plan to save you, your loved ones and/or your pets. Practicing your escape in case of a fire is important for safety.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. maintains prevention plans at each of their apartment communities. Residents can access these plans in the JAMCO Resident Handbook. All of the apartment homes are equipped with fire extinguishers and smoke detectors (we recommend testing smoke detectors monthly).

 

 

Remember, if a fire occurs in your Atlanta apartment: Get Out, Stay Out and Call for Help.

Posted on August 3, 2013, in Aspen Pointe, Organization, Something to Write Home About and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Apartment Fire Prevention and Safety.

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