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Home Fire Prevention Tips

 

SMOKING

 

As much as 33% of accidental fire deaths result from fires started by cigarettes. Smoking is the single biggest killer in accidental fires in the home.

 

 

COOKING

 

Cooking is also a leading cause of fires in the home. More often than not the cause of a fire, is an individual being distracted. Never leave your food unattended while cooking!

 

 

 

 

ELECTRICAL

 

If you have any concerns over the electrical work in your home, call a qualified electrician to inspect the wiring. If you cannot afford one, make sure that all electrical cords are in good shape. Don’t overload receptacles with too many appliances as this is a sure way to start an electrical fire.

 

 

 

BATTERY

Rather ironically, batteries, especially 9V ones that are used to power smoke alarms are also a fire hazard. It is unsafe to keep these stored near paper clips, coins, pens or other metal objects. The reason is, the positive and negative posts are extremely close together and if any conductor comes into connection with the two posts, it can short circuit which is enough to cause a fire.

 

 

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