Fire safety is important. Most children learn about the importance of fire safety when they are in school, and these principles are backed up by what they are taught by their parents. There are multiple cases of families who survived fires because the parents and the children knew exactly what to do when there was a fire in the home.
This same emphasis on fire training is seen when you look at offices around the United States and around the world. People are taught how to react when there is a fire, where to go, what things they can bring with them, and what things they should leave behind.
This training is essential because it allows people to be calm and collected when a fire happens. When people are not able to maintain their mental and emotional composure during a fire, tragedies happen. And the unfortunate thing is that these tragedies happen not because of the fire itself but because of the way that people react when they are in a panic. That is why it is a positive thing to see how well both individuals and businesses are doing at preparing those under their care to react in a calm way during a fire.
In addition to the way that people react during a fire, the way that fire protection equipment reacts plays a huge role in determining the end outcome after a fire. If a fire hydrant, for example, is not functioning properly, then firefighters are going to be without one of their greatest tools when it comes to protecting the public.
Fire hydrant testing is a must, and must be done with regularity and in conformance with the standards laid out by governmental groups and fire departments. Fire hydrants must work regardless of the temperature, and they must work independently of the water pressure in or around the city.
It is encouraging to see the drastic difference in the way that people react to fires today as opposed to years past. It is positive to see the number of lives that have been saved, and it is awesome to think about what the future of firefighting and fire prevention can mean for lives.