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Fire safety is important to reduce the chances of a fire that could cause injury, damage to your home and property, or even death.

 

Builders take fire safety into account and modern structures must follow strict fire safety regulations. Fire prevention officers teach schoolchildren about the importance of fire safety.

 

Some common fire hazards include, but are not limited to:

  1. Too many occupants in the structure, which can lead to trampling in case of fire.
  2. Blocked vents.
  3. Overloaded wiring.
  4. Improperly stored fuels.
  5. Objects blocking exits.

 

Eliminating these fire hazards from your home is crucial to fire safety. In addition, you should keep a fire extinguisher in your home to put out small fires that might occur. It’s a good idea to conduct family fire drills so that everyone will know what to do in case of fire, especially young children. Check your smoke alarms regularly to make sure they are functioning correctly.

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_safety#See_also

http://www.firesafety.gov/

http://www.dos.state.ny.us/kidsroom/firesafe/firesafe.html

 

 

 

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