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Fire Safety

Also called: Fire prevention 
 
 

Preventing fires is an important part of fire safety. In the United States, cooking is the main cause of home fires. Cigarettes are a big risk too - they are the leading cause of fire deaths. Here are some fire safety do's and don'ts.

  • Don't leave the stove or oven unattended when they are on.
  • Don't let children use kitchen appliances unsupervised.
  • Don't smoke in bed.
  • Do make sure your smoke alarms work.
  • Do have fire extinguishers on every floor and in your kitchen.
  • Do have an escape plan.
  • Do make sure your electrical appliances and cords are in good condition.
 

 

 
 
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