Safety matters the most
TODAY’S front page story is a timely reminder of the need to be vigilant about fire safety in your home.
Thankfully the resident and her dog managed to escape the blaze which gutted her house.
But many others have not been so lucky.
The dangers of candles are well-known.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service says candles and oil burners should never be left alight when you leave home and should not be used near windows in case the flame comes into contact with curtains.
You should also extinguish candles before you go to bed.
But candles aren’t the only danger in the home, and it’s not only during winter when we use heaters and electric blankets that we need to be aware.
Smoking, barbecues and faulty appliances can all cause fires.
Being vigilant about fire safety is also important when you’re camping and caravanning, something many of us enjoy regularly in our beautiful region.
And of course, we should all have working smoke alarms in our houses, especially near bedrooms.
If you want to find out more, visit the QFES’s website at www.qfes.qld.gov.au.
It’s full of great safety information, and it may save you from the devastation of a house fire – it may even save a life.
...candles aren’t the only danger in the home, and it’s not only during winter when we use heaters and electric blankets that we need to be aware.