Safe Kids: Foolproof Fire Safety

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14,000 children ages 14 and under are seriously injured every year as a result of a fire-related accident. Over 4% of those injuries are fatal.

Protect your family against preventable fire-related accidents with these simple safety tips:

  • When the stove or oven is on, make sure there is always an adult in the kitchen.
  • Turn pot handles inward so they can’t be knocked.
  • Keep flammable objects such as curtains, paper towels and cloth towels away from the stove when cooking.
  • Turn off portable space heaters at night or when adults leave the room and keep them at least three feet from any object that can catch on fire.
  • Install a screen around your fireplace.
  • Have your chimney professionally inspected and cleaned annually.
  • Make sure electrical cords have no cracks.
  • Never run extension cords under carpet or across doorways.
  • Use separate outlets for each kitchen appliance.
  • Test smoke alarms regularly.
  • Keep matches, lighters and candles out of children’s reach.
  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Keep your grill at least 10 feet from your house, garage and trees.
  • Always make sure there is a fire extinguisher handy inside and outside your home.
  • Never pour starter fluid directly onto a flame.
  • On these nice summer nights, never leave a campfire unattended and always put it out with water, dirt and/or sand before you leave the site.
  • Don’t bury coals before smothering them with water – they can smolder and start a new fire.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a fire-related accident, contact us immediately for a free case appraisal.

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