Fire Safety Precautions
Fires are never an experience anyone truly wants to experience. The toll it can cause a family is insurmountable. As trained professionals, we have helped in numerous instances of fire losses, here are some tips we believe can help you!
Do the Following:
- Keep items that can catch on fire at least three feet away from anything that gets hot, such as candles, stoves, and space heaters
- Talk to children regularly about the dangers of fire; keep matches and lighters out of reach from them.
- Turn portable heaters off when you leave the room or go to sleep.
- Use flashlights when the power is out, not candles.
- If you are a smoker:
- Smoke outside
- Choose fire-safe cigarettes
- Use deep, sturdy ashtrays and douse cigarette and cigar butt with water before disposal.
Do NOT do the Following:
- Leave burning candles unattended, even for a minute.
- Excessively use plug ins at the same time.
- NEVER smoke in bed, when drowsy or medicated, or if anyone in the home is using oxygen.
Ways to Guard Against Kitchen Fire
- Keep pets off cooking surfaces and countertops - fur is flammable!
- Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food.
- Stay in the house while simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food.
- Keep the stove area clean and clear of things that can catch fire such as pot holders, towels, curtains, bags, and other appliances.
- If you are cooking and a fire starts in a pan, slide a lid over the burning pan and turn off the burner. Leave the lid in place until the pan is completely cool as moving the pan can cause injury or spread the fire.
- Never pour water on grease fires!