Valuable tips for preventing fires
Fire destroys everything in its path, including precious memories and lives. Here are a few prevention tips to help you and your family avoid becoming fire victims.
The golden rule? Have a smoke alarm that is in good working order on every floor of the home, especially near bedrooms. Test them on a monthly basis and change the batteries once a year. Did you know that the majority of fire deaths occur at night? Victims rarely succumb to the flames; rather, smoke inhalation is responsible for most of these fatalities.
Avoid smoking in bed. You just have to doze off for a few minutes for your cigarette to end up on the sheets. Keep all items related to smoking out of the reach of children. Ashtrays, matches, and lighters should always be left in a safe place. Flammable items that have not been used for several months, such as cans of paint and solvent, should be discarded in an appropriate manner. Most municipalities have a depot site for such materials. The same also goes for all those piles of paper left lying around — recycle them.
Lastly, the most logical rule of all is to keep highly dangerous products, such as ga soline and propane containers, outside the home. This type of pro duct should never, under any circumstances, be stored inside your home.