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30-Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode 13 / Fire Safety in the Workroom

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

In episode thirteen of the Sew Much More Podcast: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech, host Ceil DiGuglielmo and Workroom Tech owner and retired firefighter Rodger Walker talk about fire safety in the workroom

You can listen to this episode here: Fire Safety in the Workroom Podcast

This is an important topic that many people don't think about. Being prepared can prevent fires, save property and lives. Rodger shares a few simple steps that you can take to help prevent fire in the workroom.

Smoke Detectors

Rodger shared that in his experience as a firefighter, he has seen the importance of working smoke alarms firsthand. "The difference between getting out of a house fire, or not getting out of of house fire is the smoke alarm".

a smoke alarm can make the difference between getting out of a house fire, or not getting out safe.

There are different types of smoke alarms:

1) A basic smoke alarm is battery operated, affordable and easy to install

2) An interlinked smoke alarm will set off all smoke detectors in the home. This is an important feature if your workroom is on a different level in the home than your bedroom.

3) A "smart" smoke alarm will sound an alarm and send notifications to your mobile device.

Routinely check and replace batteries in smoke detectors. There are smoke detectors with a sealed, 10-year battery. That style will need to be thrown away and replaced when it expires.

Fire Extinguishers

Rodger recommends that everyone have a fire extinguisher in their home and workroom. They can be found at big box retailers and hardware stores.

be sure to have a fire extinguisher in the home and the workroom

When purchasing a fire extinguisher look for one that has an ABC rating.

A - Trash, wood, paper

B - Liquids

C- Electrical