Now that it’s Christmas time, it’s ever more important to keep fire safety in mind. According to the American Red Cross, while fires can happen at any time, “they generally increase during the fall and winter, with December and January being the peak months.” Despite the impending snow and ice, winter brings the promise of dry air, dead leaves, and heat-emitting holiday lights.
The leading five causes of house fires are (nfpa.org):
- Electrical Hazards
Keeping flammable objects away from stoves, open flames, and lit cigarettes as well as using appropriate surge protectors and turning off holiday lights can mitigate your chances of a house fire. If one were to occur, protocol is to GET OUT and STAY OUT.
Having a smoke alarm is an easy, basic way to avoid house fire injuries or fatalities. Victims of house fires are most likely to suffer from smoke inhalation before the fire ever reaches them.
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