The more you know, the better, right?
Especially when it comes to safety tips!
And today we’re gonna get a whole heaping help of them.
Check out some answers from AskReddit users.
1. From a firefighter.
Sleep with your doors shut at night (helps prevent fire spread/smoke inhalation)
Be able to crawl, blindfolded, out of every room in your house
Make sure everyone in your home knows what to do in the event of a fire. Where to meet afterwards, etc.
If you have kids, explain to them that firefighters may look ‘scary’ in full turnout gear, but they can not be afraid of us.
Friendly reminder while I have your attention; check the batteries in your smoke detector. They truly are life savers.”
2. Listen up!
“Wear safety glasses when working.
Wear safety gloves when working.
Wear safety boots when working.
Do not make excuses, one mistake can cost you your finger, eye, toe.”
3. Avoid at all costs.
“As a life long Floridian, I see this all the time here, and else where in the news.
In the event of a disaster, stay away from downed power lines! Don’t walk along the street with them, don’t drive your car over them, don’t take selfies with them.
They’re thunder noodles and have been known to k**l.”
4. Railroad crossings.
“The gates on a railroad crossing are meant to break away when driven through.
If your car ever stalls out on a crossing don’t bother with 911, look for the blue sign posted on the crossing gates themselves and call that number.
That number will get you in contact with the train dispatcher who can let oncoming trains know about it immediately.”
5. Don’t wait.
“If you you have a skin mole that has blurry edges, isn’t symmetrical, is a weird shade of red, weeps fluids or acts like an open wound that won’t heal, you might have skin cancer…
Go to a doctor IMMEDIATELY. Melanoma k**ls fast.”
“My dad always said “you never know when 10 bucks might save your life”
Moral of the story: always have some cash on hand.
Saved my a** more than once.”
7. Good one.
“In the event of a disaster, such as earthquake or flood, The drinking water system frequently becomes contaminated.
Therefore you need to shut off the intake valve to your water heater.
Then your water heater becomes an emergency drinking water tank.”
8. Stay alert.
“You’re more likely to be attacked in a transitional space. Going into and out of buildings, cars, and especially between the two.
You let your guard down because you’re thinking about what you’re going to do when you get there, not what you’re doing right now and not what’s going on around you.
Stay alert, stay safe.”
9. Get one.
“Get a dashcam if you don’t have one already.
It can save you a lot of headaches if you’re in an accident.”
10. Gotta be careful in the water.
“Around any body of water:
Feet first first time – never dive unless you know how deep the water is.
Drowning looks like climbing a ladder, and it’s silent.
If you get into a dangerous current swim perpendicular to it.
If you’re in water over your head, or in a dangerous current, flip, float, and follow.”
“Sharp tools are safer and easier to control than dull ones.
This goes for basically anything with a blade, whether it’s a saw blade, utility knife, chisel, or simple kitchen knife.
You’re more likely to slip, lose control, or kickback with a dull blade.”
“Always prepare for your car to break down in the middle of nowhere
Bring warm clothes, water, a charged phone, etc.”
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