Lastly, holiday safety tips wouldn’t be complete without some fire prevention advice. Kitchen fires are a major concern at this time of year; don’t leave pots unattended on the stove and be extremely cautious when cooking with oil.
Have and learn how to use a fire extinguisher – the Bureau recommends an an all-purpose type extinguisher. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Keep candles away from combustible materials such as carpets, curtains, wooden floors, etc, and never use lighted candles on or near a Christmas tree; don’t ever leave your home or go to bed with candles burning.
Working smoke alarms save lives; it press the test button on your smoke alarm once a month to ensure it is working and don’t forget to change the battery once a year – if your smoke alarm is more than ten years old, it’s time to change it. remember, smoke from a fire can hurt or kill you long before the flames ever get near you, so make a point of sleeping with your bedroom door closed.