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Candle Safety

Dec. 13, 2010

Candle Fire Safety

 

The warm glow of candles can help set the mood for holiday celebrations, but did you know that a home fire caused by candles is reported in the United States every 34 minutes?

 

The majority of candle fires result from human error and negligence. Candle fires and the damage they can cause are preventable.

 

• If possible, avoid using lighted candles.

• If you must use candles, place them in sturdy holders.

• Keep candles away from children and pets.

• Extinguish candles after each use.

• Never leave burning candles unattended.

 

Learn what you can do to prevent a tragic candle fire from starting in your home at www.usfa.fema.gov/winter/.

 

The North Shore Fire Department (NSFD) would like to suggest flameless, battery operated candles, as a safe alternative to regular flame type candles. Flameless, battery operated candles, can be found at a many local stores in a variety of sizes and shapes. Please read, and follow, manufacturer instructions when utilizing these candles. A flameless candle, smoke alarm, or carbon monoxide alarm can be a gift of safety this holiday season and throughout the new year!

 

For questions, or additional, information regarding candle safety, or other fire safety issues, please contact the NSFD Public Education Office at jglanz@nsfire.org or 414-228-0292.

 

www.nsfire.org www.nfpa.org www.usfa.dhs.gov

 

 

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