Author Topic: with structure fires on the rise r'l how well equipped are you against fires?  (Read 2064 times)

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with structure fires on the rise r'l how well equipped are you against fires?
sprinkler systems are meant to save lives not structures,
smoke detectors can alert you in time to save yourself and sometimes early enough so you can try to put it out, but you need proper tools.

do you have fire spray meant to put out oil cooking fires?
do you have a fire extinguisher?

this looks interesting
https://elementfire.com/


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We have a fire extinguisher. The issue is that it's buried in our garage.

I remember seeing these spray can style fire extinguishers too.

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I have some spray can and standard ABC fire extinguishers around easily accessible. I also have a fire escape ladder on each floor of my house.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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according to this interview the father woke up from the smoke detector and saw the table burning
אינטערוויו: אידישע פאמיליע איז געבליבן אן א דאך איבערן קאפ נאך א העלישע פייער וואס האט דעם פרייטאג צונאכטס פארניכטעט א הויז אין ספרינג וואלי געגענט אין מאנסי, - ב"ה אן קיין מענטשליכע געשעדיגטע https://www.yiddish24.com/interviews/12/105044

would a fire extinguisher help in such situations?
and what is the correct thing to do when someone finds themselves in such situation on shabbos can they attempt to put it out because no one really knows the boundaries of a fire and how much time everyone has to escape safely or just grab your family members and run

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We have a fire extinguisher. The issue is that it's buried in our garage.

I remember seeing these spray can style fire extinguishers too.
So why don't you dig it up?
אין עוד מלבדו

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according to this interview the father woke up from the smoke detector and saw the table burning
אינטערוויו: אידישע פאמיליע איז געבליבן אן א דאך איבערן קאפ נאך א העלישע פייער וואס האט דעם פרייטאג צונאכטס פארניכטעט א הויז אין ספרינג וואלי געגענט אין מאנסי, - ב"ה אן קיין מענטשליכע געשעדיגטע https://www.yiddish24.com/interviews/12/105044

would a fire extinguisher help in such situations?
and what is the correct thing to do when someone finds themselves in such situation on shabbos can they attempt to put it out because no one really knows the boundaries of a fire and how much time everyone has to escape safely or just grab your family members and run
rabbi hellers says a  Fire in a city is a danger and can be put out.

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Another one in raintree in Lakewood
What's going on??

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Another one in raintree in Lakewood
What's going on??
The number of house fires in Lakewood this past few days definitely does not seem normal.

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The number of house fires in Lakewood this past few days definitely does not seem normal.

I don't know any specifics for this particular fire.

But in general there are a number of norms that our community may not think twice about. Think leaving a stove flame on for as long as 72 hours, unattended with everyone asleep and shabbos candles unattended.

There are safeguards that can be put in place, but overall all this puts our community at a higher fire risk.



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The number of house fires in Lakewood this past few days definitely does not seem normal.
Seems daily/nightly for the past week

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I don't know any specifics for this particular fire.

But in general there are a number of norms that our community may not think twice about. Think leaving a stove flame on for as long as 72 hours, unattended with everyone asleep and Shabbos candles unattended.

There are safeguards that can be put in place, but overall all this puts our community at a higher fire risk.
I guess you must be sleeping in the kitchen every Shabbos

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I don't know any specifics for this particular fire.

But in general there are a number of norms that our community may not think twice about. Think leaving a stove flame on for as long as 72 hours, unattended with everyone asleep and shabbos candles unattended.

There are safeguards that can be put in place, but overall all this puts our community at a higher fire risk.
IIRC if you check the NJ government website on fire safety you’ll see a significant amount of their fire safety awareness dedicated to Shabbos/Chanukah/hot plates etc.

ETA:
https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dfs/pdf/firefocus/newfsfacts/safety%20for%20observanct%20practice_halaka.pdf
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IIRC if you check the NJ government website on fire safety you’ll see a significant amount of their fire safety awareness dedicated to Shabbos/Chanukah/hot plates etc.

ETA:
https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dfs/pdf/firefocus/newfsfacts/safety%20for%20observanct%20practice_halaka.pdf
Use battery operated candles, lol

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I guess you must be sleeping in the kitchen every Shabbos

Not sure your point.

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Use battery operated candles, lol
Your sarcasm proves my point.

Most/many wouldn't even realize that certain practices are against basic fire safety norms.

Our lifestyle requires one to be super diligent about fire safety,  not just average. And that leaves a lot more room for error,  sadly.