According to the National Fire Protection Association, your family has a 1 in 4 chance of having a fire in your home. And there is a 1 in 10 chance one of your family members could suffer injuries caused by a home fire. Would you know what to do to protect your family from a house fire? In this episode, Tamara Walker, registered nurse and safety instructor, discusses important safety measures you can take to prevent a fire in your home and what to do in case a fire starts. She shares what to do, what NOT to do (including not following Jack Pearson’s example from This Is Us) and how to keep everyone safe.
In addition to the potential threat of a house fire, another silent but deadly killer could be lurking in your home without you even knowing it. Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning affects thousands of people every year. Recently, Tamara’s own cousin was almost a victim of deadly CO poisoning, but thankfully, she and her husband were saved by CO detectors. Tamara discusses how to protect your family from this dangerous odorless, colorless gas.