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NFPA’s new tip sheet on security bars: how to be safe from crime and fire

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Por Lisa Braxton

Some years ago, when I was looking to rent the first floor of a three-family house in New Britain, Connecticut, I noticed that the apartment came with security bars on the interior windows.

I didn’t understand the importance of the quick release mechanism on the bars–this was before I came to NFPA. I was simply glad to have protection from burglars, especially because I was living on my own.

The quick release mechanism provided me with safety from crime and a quick way to release the bars and access the windows should I become trapped.

Some security bars, also called burglar bars, can trap people in a fire and keep firefighters from rescuing them. NFPA’s new customizable tip sheet on security bar safety provides information on the different types of security bar quick release devices available and tips for home escape.

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Fuente:: NFPA – Información de seguridad


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