Prepper Home Fire Supression
Dr. John Woods 07.22.19
Of the many prepper subjects attended to on a regular basis, little is covered about how to avoid or suppress a home fire. If you take the worst possible scenario when it comes to social disorder, one has to consider the firing of businesses and residential homes as a likely possibility.
With civil services apt to be busy elsewhere contending with fires generated by rioting marauders, homeowners may be faced with firefighting on their own. In cases of disasters like wildfires or even destruction from tornadoes or earthquakes, rampant fires have to be factored into the equations of survival.
Again, expect the worst. Then anything less than that will be even more survivable if you are prepared. Of all the things we have to keep in mind for self-protection, home security, and bug-in survival, the fear of fire has to be overcome.
“So okay,” you say, “Fire could be an issue. So, we just get a few fire extinguishers and place them around the house just in case. That does it, right?” You read this and you are already smiling, knowing the issue is much more complicated. But it does not have to defeat us, if we are prepared to give our best effort to defeat it.
Naturally, a first line of active defense against a fire of any size are implements to extinguish fires. High-quality fire extinguishers of suitable capacity should be readied in various easy access points around the house or business where people can find them quickly. Smaller units can be placed in support of main units. These extinguishers could be stored in a secure location to be distributed once a SHTF is unfolding.
Homes in particular can be made less vulnerable to fire by clearing back brush, any dead debris in flower beds, backyards, corners, etc. Anything that would burn easily should be removed. The same should happen inside. Throw out stacks of old newspapers, magazines, boxes, and other hordes of fire fodder. Combustible chemicals, fuels, and such should be secured. Water hoses should be prepared to use to battle fires, assuming water is available. Work out ways to use them indoors, too.
Ideally, defensive firepower should be used to defray external threats. It’s always best to stop any threat of fire before it occurs. This is easier said than done. So, plan now, gear up, train, and practice.