Fire Safety Tips

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty
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At this time of year the amount of fires tends to increase dramatically as people burn Fire Safety Tipsmore candles, use more lights for show, use electric and gas heaters for warmth.  Recently we have had some terrible losses in the tri-state area as a result of accidental fires.  Here are some tips to help in preventing fires in the home during the year:

 

  • Keep heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that is flammable
  • Do not use electrical cords that are damaged
  • Do not overload an extension cord
  • When cooking on your stove top NEVER leave the room and NEVER leave children unattended
  • NEVER throw water on the beginnings of a grease fire
  • Keep fire extinguishers
  • Never burn candles within 3 feet of anything flammable.  Always blow out when you leave the room or go to bed
  • Always test your smoke alarms and replace your batteries twice per year
  • Don't forget about your pets!
  • ALWAYS HAVE AN ESCAPE PLAN - ALWAYS PRACTICE IT WITH YOUR CHILDREN AT LEAST ONCE EVERY SIX MONTHS 

 

If there ever is a fire, GET OUT, then call the fire department.  Fires spread quickly, family safety should be the first priority.

 

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Debbie Walsh, GRI, CNE, CHMS, REM | Office (845) 928-8000 | email me
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Howdy and afternoon Debra

Debra my friends, these sure are mighty fine helpful tips which you have posted. Folks sure do need to be mighty careful.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jan 04, 2012 04:13 PM #1
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Debra,

Our Yoga Studio has wonderful candles that run on rechargeable batteries.  The flames move nicely, and from a distance you cannot tell.  It has the same ambiance, and no one gets burned.  LOL A

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Hi Debra- Great reminder that we need to stay alert and exercise common sense when heating and using artificial light in our homes. 

 

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Jan 04, 2012 04:41 PM #3
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Jan 04, 2012 05:18 PM #4
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Hey Debra - Very thoughtful post here. Way to go. Stay Safe!

Jan 04, 2012 05:31 PM #5
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Hi Deb.... it seems that there are so many more fires today than ever before..... firefighters are dying in the blazes...we've had two firefighters in MA die last month trying to rescue people....very sad,...

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Important stuff here Debbie..... people should take this very seriously, have a plan and be prepared. You know I love your last bullet point... Don't forget to include the Furry four legged family members in the planning!

Jan 04, 2012 08:25 PM #7
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Debra,

These are some great fire safety tips to follow;  especially your reminder to have an escape plan which the family should pratice every six months.  Thanks.. 

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Debra, great advice and something that never runs out of date. Thanks so much and have a wonderful evening.

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Debbie those are excellent tips and this is the time of the year to pay extra attention to them.

Jan 04, 2012 09:56 PM #10
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Debra, Great post for the season. If using alternate heat sources be careful!

Jan 05, 2012 08:28 AM #11
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We've had a couple of recent fire related deaths here too and it's so sad.  Great tips for keeping the family safe!

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Great post, Debra. One everyone should read and take notes on! Happy Thursday.

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Thank you everyone for your comments and my condolences to those families who lost loved ones in fires recently and in the past.

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