Fire Safety Tips For Keeping Your Home & Family Safe
Here are lots of practical fire safety tips to help keep your home and your family safe from fires, including in the kitchen, electrical, and heating fires.
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 that home fires 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.
In addition, one of the most common types of kitchen fires are grease fires. Check out my article on what to do in case of a grease fire here.
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.
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Photo of electric outlet courtesy of State Farm
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