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In part 1 of the article, we looked through some of the basic fire statistics and it is astonishing to see the average number of fires each year in the past 20 years being in the millions and the number of directly related deaths they have caused. This clearly tells us that fire accidents are nothing to be taken lightly of and all should take the necessary precautions to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of important belongings and memorabilia. The chance of one happening near you is higher than you think and you don’t want to be sorry when the time comes as once things are burned up, they are gone forever.
To better understand why one should be more prepared, we could look into the typical types of fires that occur. With such knowledge, then we know how where and how we can be more prepared.
Source: CTIF “World Fire Statistics: Report 2020 No.25”
In the pie chart above, we can see the distribution of fires in 2018 by types. The greatest share is structural fires, which relates to buildings and houses, accounting for nearly 40% of all fires that were tallied. Much of people’s treasured belongings are at home and with such a staggering possibility that 4 out of 10 fires will be happening in a building, being prepared is extremely important to minimize losses. Therefore, a fireproof safe should be a critical item in one’s protection of their belongings. Not only will it protect items from burning up during a fire, it also allows people to escape straight away instead of putting themselves in harm’s way by trying to salvage belongings instead of escaping, as they know they are protected. Having a small fire extinguisher and smoke alarm would also go a long way as part of being prepared against fire.
Therefore, given the statistics, it is the smart decision to have a fireproof safe, so that you can be protected. At Guarda Safe, we are a professional supplier of independent tested and certified, quality Fireproof and Waterproof Safe Box and Chest. For a small outlay compared to the priceless items that you treasure, it is a simple choice in order to protect the irreplaceable because once it lights up, it would truly be gone forever.
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