Halloween is a time for scary fun, not a nightmare. Halloween is a busy time for fire system experts and firemen. According to the NFPA:
During the five-year-period of 2006-2010, NFPA estimates that decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 1,000 reported home structure fires per year. These fires caused an estimated average of six civilian deaths, 53 civilian injuries and $16 million in direct property damage per year.
Below are some simple fire safety and fire protection tips to keep you, your co-workers, and your little goblins safe during the trick or treat season.
Fire Safety Halloween Tips:
3. Supervise children at all times when open flames are used in Jack-O-Laterns or any other hallloween decorations.
4. Use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter when lighting a Jack-O-Latern.
9. Make sure children know how to stop, drop and roll if their costume catches fire.
10. Use flashlights or led lights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards.
From our S&S family to your – HAVE A FUN, SAFE and SPOOKY HALLOWEEN.
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