Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Healthy Tips: Help Prevent Fires at Home

A little more attention and some preparation can help reduce the risk of a fire at home.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions:
  • When cooking, never leave food on the stove without someone watching.
  • Also when cooking, don't wear loose clothing that may catch fire.
  • Avoid smoking at home, and quit smoking if you can.
  • Keep a space heater at least three feet from any flammable object or material.
  • Make sure your home has smoke alarms on each floor. 
  • Develop an escape plan to get out of the home if there's a fire, and have everyone in the home practice it.

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