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FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Check Your Smoke Alarms

  1. Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire. They are a critical first step for staying safe, but in order to be effective, they have to be working properly.
  2. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside every sleeping area and in each bedroom.
  3. Consider installing a smoke alarm that has a good battery.

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan

  1. Create and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of every room.
  2. As part of your plan, designate one person to get infants and small children out safely. Have a back-up plan for young children just in case the primary person is overcome by smoke.
  3. Smoke is toxic. Teach children to “get low and go” if there is smoke when they are leaving the home.
  4. Practice feeling the door, doorknob and cracks around the door with the back of your hand to see if they are too hot. Help your children practice this step.
  5. Choose a place to meet outside that is a safe distance away from your home.

In an Emergency, Leave Home Immediately

  1. In the event of a fire, leave your home immediately. Once you’re out of the house, stay out.
  2. Wait to call the Fire Department until after you are out of the home.

If You Live in an Apartment, Pull the Alarm

  1. If there is a fire and you don’t hear the building’s fire alarm, pull the nearest fire alarm “pull station” on your way out.
  2. Know all of your building’s fire escape exits and use the stairs to get out. Don’t use the elevator.

If You’re Stuck Inside, Cover the Areas Where Smoke Might Come In

  1. If you cannot safely escape your home or apartment, keep smoke out of the room by covering vents and cracks around the door, and call the SAPS 10111or your fire department as quickly as possible.
  2. Then signal for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight.

Keep Flammable Materials in Safe Areas

  1. Remember to keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn, and always closely supervise children and pets when the heater is turned on.
  2. Make sure you turn heaters off when you leave the room.
  3. If using gasoline or paraffin powered devices, store it in a locked location where children cannot access it. Keep only small quantities in an approved container that has child safety features.

Don’t Over Plug

  1. To prevent possible fires, avoid plugging several appliance cords into the same electrical socket.

Stay Focused Around the Kitchen

  1. Use common sense in the kitchen. Limit distractions when cooking and don’t leave a hot oven or stovetop unattended.
  2. Keep anything that can catch fire, such as dish towels or wooden spoons, away from your stovetop.
  3. Have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen in case of emergency, and make sure you know how it works. You might be surprised that most people don’t know how to use one.

Install Barriers Such as Safety Gates Around Fireplaces, Ovens and Furnaces

  1. Make sure your fireplace is protected by a sturdy screen. Remember that glass screens can take a long time to cool down.
  2. If you are using a fireplace make sure you burn only seasoned hardwood such as oak, ash or maple.
  3. If small children live in or visit your home, use a safety gate around your fireplace.

Blow Out Candles and Store Matches Out of Reach

  1. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, and always blow them out when you leave the room or before you go to sleep.
  2. Make a habit of placing matches, gasoline and lighters in a safe place, out of children’s reach. Avoid novelty lighters or lighters that look like toys.
  3. Teach kids never to play with matches and lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.

VISION TACTICAL LAUNCHES PANIC APP

MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

27th July 2016

VISION TACTICAL LAUNCHES PANIC APP

Vision Tactical AppJohannesburg – Vision Tactical launched a smartphone app that turns your phone into the ultimate emergency system. It is linked to their control room & armed response that sends real-time alerts requesting a range of emergency services. These emergency services include Armed Response/ nearest SAPS, Medical Assistance by ER24 or the nearest Fire Station.

The app is designed to help their clients in emergency situations. Instead of searching for the correct number to call in an emergency situation and giving exact details of your location, the app will do all this for you. Vision Tactical will call the required emergency respondents and will be able to pinpoint your location via live GPS tracking. In stressful situations, it’s easy to activate the panic and let professionals handle all the rest.

With its user-friendly interface and intuitive functionality, the App can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store. Up to five members will be able to access the app from the single payment of R2000 per year.

“It’s a great tool to fight crime”, said Yusuf Abramjee- Interpol #TurnBackCrime Ambassador & Crime Activist.

“This application is a long overdue tool for the fight against crime, crime prevention, and the investigation against crime. Vision Tactical is playing their part in building a safe community and making people feel safer. This is their contribution to the National Development Plan 2030”, said Andy Mashaile, Interpol #TurnBackCrime Ambassador.

“Its important for us to provide our services to our clients wherever they go. Using technology we are able to provide a faster response” – said Yaseen Theba, Director of Vision Tactical

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Enquiries:

Yaseen Theba: cell 064 400 0000
info@visiontactical.co.za / www.visiontactical.co.za

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