Fire Safety Week: Tips For Keeping Your Kids And Home Safe
Fire safety week, also known as fire prevention week, is always the first full week in October.
Since I've personally known several families whose homes have burned to the ground, plus professionally as an attorney (I no longer practice, but did for several years) I represented many additional clients dealing with the insurance company after such incidents occur I know this happens much more often than we'd like to believe.
Fire is an important safety issue in every home, so I've created a series about the most important fire safety issues for kids and our homes as a refresher course for some, but also a way for us all to learn more about this issue.
Do You Know The Most Common Causes Of Fire In Your Home?
Fires can occur in your home for lots of reasons. However, some of the most common ways for a house fire to start include:
Fire Prevention While Cooking
Here are some safety tips in honor of fire safety week you should keep in mind while cooking in the kitchen.
A bonus tip while cooking is to make sure all pot handles are pointing toward the back of the stove. This does not necessarily prevent a fire, but can keep a child or even yourself from knocking the handle and getting scalding hot food or liquid on them.
Fire Safety Week Tips For Heating
Heating your home is a necessity in the winter months, but you want to do so safely.
Here are some tips to help you keep your home safe and warm:
Fire Safety Tips For Electricity
Electricity is one of the wonders of the modern world, but it can be dangerous if not used properly. Here are some tips for safe use of electricity as part of fire safety week.
Fire Safety Tip To Prevent Fires From Smoking
This tip is easy and obvious -- don't smoke. It is bad for your health, the health of the people around you, and can be dangerous in regard to accidentally setting fires.
In addition, children have a hard time understanding that matches and lighters are not toys, so keep them out of children's reach if you must smoke.
Additional Tips And Articles In Honor Of Fire Safety Week
As the week progresses I will share additional articles and tips to honor Fire Prevention Week, but you can read them now, if you like.
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