Candles and Cigarettes

When talking fire safety, you could be talking about anything. Fires can occur anywhere, so you need to remember BBQ safety and kitchen safety too. The more cluttered an area the more potential you have for a fire. When thinking fire safety, also think kitchen safety, smoking safety and yes, safety in your garage. Make sure your home is equipped with fire safety products. Make sure you have a plan of what to do in case you have a fire and make sure your children are made well aware of the plan.

  • Only place candles on heat-resistant surfaces.
  • Make sure to put votive, tea light and pillar candles in or on holders that won’t break or melt.
  • Keep candles away from curtains and don’t light a candle under a shelf..
  • Keep pets and children away from candles.
  • If you have a set of candles, be sure to space them at least 3-4 inches apart.
  • Use a snuffer to put candles out instead of blowing them out.
  • Don’t smoke in bed. That is a key tip to ensure fire safety for kids.
  • Make sure your cigarettes are put out completely in an ashtray.
  • Don’t put cigarette butts in the trash if they are still hot.
  • Don’t leave candles or cigarettes unattended.
  • Don’t put anything on top of a halogen lamp.

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