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new christmas lights‘Tis the season to be jolly! No one wants to have to deal with fires, especially in the Christmas season when sadly, homes are more prone to fires due to the various Christmas decorations and other preparations. I encourage everyone to be careful with preparing for the holidays, because as the cliché goes, prevention is better than cure. Here are five simple steps you can take that can save lives and homes:

1. Maintain your lights.

It is normal for families to use the same Christmas lights year after year because they’re only up for a while anyway, and then put away the rest of the year. Thus, it is inevitable that these lights can wear out and we would be unaware of it. Before putting up those colorful, wonderful lights, inspect them first with utmost scrutiny—check for warm wires, worn-out wires, broken sockets, kinking, and any other symptoms of a potential danger. And when the time comes that you have to replace your lights, make sure to purchase lights from a credible, reputable brand. Better yet, get fiber optics.

fiber optic christmas tree with LED balls2. Use non-flammable decorations.

It is pretty much self-explanatory. As much as possible, purchase only fire-retardant decorations. If you are not sure whether a product is fire-retardant, always ask the sales personnel. It is not worth it to assume when it comes to life-or-death issues. This condition also applies to buying the Christmas tree itself, if you are getting an artificial one. On the other hand, if you are getting a real tree, always keep it moist, as dry trees can burn up more easily.

3. Do not block exits and crucial pathways.

While it is indeed very tempting to envelop your home in colorful decorations in the spirit of the holiday season, remember that you have to keep important pathways and exits clear and empty. This is so that in the event that something untoward happens, you will have the proper means to escape your home. In this light, it will also help if you held a fire drill with the people in your home.

4. Do not leave lights and/or burning candles unattended.

Even if your lights are A-Okay, leaving them on for extended periods of time can cause them to wear out easily and become exposed to serious danger. Always turn them off when not in use. If possible, make a schedule wherein the lights and decorations can only be switched on at a certain time. Installing smoke detectors would also be a wise option.

5. Concentrate on your cooking.

This item may not be related to Christmas decorations, but it is still crucial to the holiday season. One can get lost in the preparations for Noche Buena, as there are relatives buzzing with glee in their chit chats, and kids running around all giddy about seeing everyone and receiving their presents. While it is the spirit of the season to reunite with family relatives and/or close friends, keep in mind the brownies in your oven, the spaghetti on your stove, and the dishes that can go wrong if left unattended. Set alarms, have someone remind you, do anything to make sure the food preparations go smoothly.

So there you have it! It really pays to be careful with the little things. A little inspection, a little caution definitely goes a long way. Have a safe holiday season!

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Nowadays, it is common to see establishments with smoke detectors that warn people of fire within the vicinity. The humble smoke detector has become pretty much an easy access consumer product that helps people make their own homes much safer without having to shelf out too much money. Of course, as with any other electronic device, they can fail. Therefore, you have to test them every now and then to make sure that they’re working properly.

Testing your smoke detectors

Testing your smoke detectors will ensure that you don’t end up blaming suppliers after you’ve been rendered homeless by a house fire. However, testing them can be a hairy affair, to say the least, since you’re basically simulating what happens when a real fire starts. Therefore, before you even think of testing your smoke detectors, you must first tell everyone in the vicinity about it in order to keep them from panicking. In fact, you can make use of this opportunity to conduct a fire drill as well. It’s taking out two birds with one stone.

Notify beforehand that you’re performing a test

If the smoke detector is hardwired to a security system, notify the company beforehand that you’re performing a test so that you don’t have the fire department coming in and spraying water all over your living room by mistake. Take note that the smoke detector is supposed to be loud enough to awaken even the most sound sleepers in the dead of night. When you’re in dreamland and there’s a fire, it’s imperative that all hell must be unleashed in order to awaken you from your slumber so that you can cart yourself to safety.

Be sure that it can be heard

That means you have to be sure that it can be heard even at the farthest reaches of the house. No dungeon must remain tranquil when the ring of the smoke detector sounds, so have someone go to that distant corner of the house to check if it can be heard, even when doors are closed. In order to coax the alarm, push and hold the test button until it starts coming up with a loud noise. Remember that it’s not supposed to be pleasant, just loud.test smoke detector

Test its smoke-detecting capabilities

To test its smoke-detecting capabilities, you need either something burning or a can of smoke detector test aerosol, which is available in a hardware or home improvement store, hopefully near you. If you can’t find it, then the Internet is a good second option.

If you’re unwilling to buy a can of test aerosol, then you can get a small piece of newspaper and burn it, directing the resulting smoke towards the smoke detector. Of course, you must be very careful when doing this so that you don’t actually start a real fire. That’s actually why buying test aerosol is important in the first place. In the end, it’s a worthy purchase anyway so that you can safely test your smoke detector, which is for safety’s sake in the first place.

Check the batteries

Check the batteries if they are still good, otherwise replace them with new ones that are sure to last for a long time. Also clean the smoke detector now while you have the chance since dirt and grime can impact the performance of the device. Finally, make sure that where it’s positioned is open to where it can access the most air so that when there is actually a fire, it will get to detect it as soon as possible. That does also mean keeping it from the kitchen since you can set it off accidentally if you’re cooking something.

Protect your home and office  from fires in this summer heat. Install smoke detectors.

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scary firesDo you know what the scariest thing that can happen in a fire? Some say its loss of possessions, some say burns, while others death. But what about you, what scares you in a fire?

I have not personally witnessed a fire happen to our home by God’s grace. I can only hear of tragic and horrific stories of parents coming home only to find out everything they have worked so hard for, gone in less than 15minutes!

There were also friends and classmates who share their fire experience. They say, it is one that will never be forgotten not only because of the loss but also the indelible mark it left on their skins.

So YOU, who have experienced FIRES that left you discouraged (at the least) and downhearted, and YOU, who DO NOT WANT to experience the damages FIRES can bring, WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Smoke detectors are devices made to detect upcoming danger.

TheseMeiji smoke detector sensors alarm people that there is smoke coming out of a particular area before it becomes too big to handle. This is one of the things that we should NOT hesitate to PURCHASE and install in our homes these days. With sudden changes of temperature and electrical surges happening in our country, smoke detectors could be one simple thing that can PREVENT DANGER from hitting you and your home.

So how can you save yourself and your family with SMOKE DETECTORS??

People inside your home should first be advised of its purpose and what to do when your smoke detectors alarm. Normally, smoke sensors should sound before fire is in its devouring state. So upon the sound of the alarm, users have to check IMMEDIATELY where the smoke is coming from. Once we have, turn the appliance (i.e. stove, air conditioner, flattening iron) completely OFF. And then, also turn off your Meiji smoke detector before your neighbor panics and calls the fire department.

Another instance is that you may have been awakened by the smoke detectors alarm in the middle of the night while everyone’s asleep. So the possibility of smoke building up to a fire is a reality. Now, allow your SMOKE DETECTOR to alarm continuously. (This way, others may also be alerted of the situation.)   Look for the possible cause of the fire and extinguish it. It is also VERY IMPORTANT to REMAIN CALM AND ALERT at this point.  This way, you can figure out your next course of action, such as calling for help, getting your loved ones and/or valuables out of the house and putting off the fire.

be preparedMeiji smoke detectors can save your family from fires

the damaging and depressing effects of fires by alerting you before it happens, allowing you time to put off the fire and also giving you and your home time to react before the fire eats everything up.

I believe we would all agree that our loved ones lives are the most important thing we can save in a fire. Smoke detector first priority is to allow you to pull you and your family out of harm’s way. We’ll never know when this type of misfortune can strike.  You owe it to your family to make sure you have one at home.

Provide your child the same safety offered in their International School in the Philippines. Because their security does not need to come at a greater cost.

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In the midst of a potential fire hazard, it is very important to be ALERTED EARLY so that you still have time to decide what’s safe for you and your family. As we say, time is gold. So if we lose this luxury, we have fewer chances of saving our loved ones and/or the things we value.

A smoke alarm is a device used to detect smoke within a certain specific area. They can be installed on a wall or at a ceiling where it can easily detect a fire hazard to avoid danger. At the detection of a fire, this small device buzzes aloud, ALERTING everyone in the area about the smoke. Some also opt to connect their smoke alarms directly to the closest fire departments in order to gain immediate action once fire is sensed.

Here are a few reasons why Smoke Alarms are Necessary:

1. To beat the odds.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, at least 45% of fires take place in a house that DOES NOT have SMOKE DETECTORS. 45% is a HUGE percentage to ignore, especially since these fires can truly END lives.

This article aims to lessen the risk of YOU being part of that 45%, and emphasize why smoke alarms are necessary for your home.

2. Safety and assurance.

What’s your assurance that you and your family are SAFE especially when you’re not on guard at home or awake?  Protecting yourself AT ALL TIMES is essential, especially for a risk as dangerous as a fire. If a fire starts at night when everyone is asleep, let’s just say everyone will definitely NOT have a good morning. Fire is  something you CANNOT CONTROL once its startedBut you can prevent it.

In line with this, smoke detectors should be placed in places where sleeping residents CAN HEAR the alarm.

smoke alarm save livesTip #1: It is also recommended that a house has two exit strategies in the case of a fire.

Tip #2:  Also, do remember to keep your emergency lights’ batteries fresh every 6 months to keep it from malfunctioning during emergencies.

3. Raising alerts.

When there’s a fire at your home and you are not around, your smoke alarm can alert your neighbors of the unfortunate incident. The chances of you being informed as early as possible is higher. And the possibility of RESCUE operations are higher.

Meiji smoke alarm once started can also PREVENT the possible spreading of fire to the neighborhood.

4. Threats that you can’t see.

Another advantage your smoke alarm can bring is that, in case there are people inside the house and it sounds, everyone will be on their toes and will be advised to CUT POWER. Whether this would be the household help cooking, or your sister doing laundry or your dad taking a shower, the alarm sound SHOULD entail IMMEDIATE ACTION. This way, your smoke detector buys you more time to do the things you MUST do in case of fires.

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Most of the time when there’s smoke, there is a fire. One way to detect this would be a smoke detector. Meiji smoke detector alarms you that there is  significant smoke coming from a particular area. This way, it safeguards your home from the possible destruction and disasters of fires.

Smoke Detector

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SIZE (diameter): 3″ x 1.5″

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Battery: 3x3V of CR 2450 (long life)

Meiji Smoke Detector also has a low battery alarm to inform the user to change the battery ASAP. This way, it can serve its purpose of protecting you and your loved ones from impending dangers.

In case you would need assistance in installing your Meiji  smoke detectors, you will find an instruction manual, together with spare screws inside the box.

Invest in your home. Get a Meiji smoke detector!

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