Eyes in the Sky
The age of technology has given people another chance to help us build a safer and sounder atmosphere for ourselves, our family, and our children. The possibilities are limitless with these unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, which is why people are beginning to invest in them more and more.
In the past, these drones have proven their efficiency in serving as a means of mobile surveillance in dangerous areas without risking possible loss of human life. In recent times though, the applications for these drones have skyrocketed – with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) estimating an ownership of 15,000 drones in the country by the year 2020.
Back in February, in Xiangyang, China, a power company demonstrated a creative way to remove garbage hanging on their hard-to-reach power lines. User operated drones would shoot plumes of fire at garbage hanging over 30 feet up in the air. Now, this might sound extremely dangerous to most, but it is much safer than having to climb there to attempt to retrieve it.
Fire safety, while often easily overlooked, can mean the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones.
It’s easy to become complacent about fire safety and unfortunately, this can lead to tragedy.
Complacency comes in different forms, including putting off the purchase of new smoke detectors or even replacing the batteries in detectors on a regular basis.
Both wireless smoke alarms and battery smoke detectors can give us and our loved ones the vital few seconds we need to flee to safety in the event of an alarm, so it’s important to make sure they are well-maintained and have working batteries.
If you feel that your home or property isn’t adequately equipped for fire safety, it’s a good idea to ask a fire safety professional to perform an audit at your home. You can do this by contacting your local fire department’s non-emergency phone number.
A Season for Sharing in Fire Safety
Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), there are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.