How to Prevent Fire at Home

It is March, the start of summer, and the heat is scorching. It is also the fire prevention month here. A fire may start at any time if people are not very careful. Studies show that 80 percent of fire occurs at home. There are lot of money, valued possessions and memories lost due to the damages and worst many people are injured and killed.
Here are some steps you can take to lessen the chance of your home from becoming a part of the fire statistic.

• Check the condition of your electrical system. Hire someone experienced in home electrical wiring.
• Turn off your gas connected to your gas range when it is not being used and before leaving the house.
• Do not overload your extension cords.
• Turn off the appliances and unplug them when not in use.
• Flammable things such as alcohol, kerosene and matches should be kept out of reach of children.
• Cook only when you are fully conscious. Do not cook or set fire when you are sleepy, drunk or nauseated.
• Damp your cigarette butts before throwing them.
• It is good to have fire extinguishers always ready.

Fires can be prevented only if people will be careful and undertake the proper measures.

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