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Fire Danger, Limiting the Risk
7/19/07 Ready for Anything.com
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Some of the many man made causes of fire are,
Cigarettes (In Bed, Thrown down or out of a car window)
Pulling off the road into deep grass.
Playing with matches
Gasoline or other flammables.
Burning Trash or Brush.
What can you do to limit the danger?
Keep Tall grass and Brush well away from your home.
Use Smoke Detectors with GOOD BATTERIES
Keep a Fire Extinguisher
Replace Faulty Appliances and be careful with extension cords.
Have a plan of escape from your home and review it often so that it will be remembered during any possible fire.
The Kitchen is where most cooking is done. Forgotten pots and other cooking appliances start many house fires.
If you own a fire place remember, when you are using it, your actually starting a fire in your home. Logs can roll out while burning, sparks and hot coals can shoot out of the fire, heat from the fire can ignite near by objects. Educate yourself and use safe practices and keep a fire extinguisher available.
Other sources are
Cloths Dryers and Dryer vents. (Inspect vents and dryer for any buildup of lint inside and out.)
Heating Furnaces and Appliances, Have them inspected at least once a year.
Space Heaters. Space heaters are placed to close to furniture, clothing, beds and other flammable items causing many fires and deaths.
Be alert to what is happening in your area if you are suffering from a drought, think about danger areas in and around your home. Be prepared to evacuate if the need should arise.