Fire Safety Facts

Candle Safety Tips

candles

Candles are a popular way to brighten the short days of winter. But like all ignition materials they need to be handled with care and kept out of reach of children.

To stay safe:

  • Never leave a room with a candle still burning.
  • Declare all bedrooms “no candle” zones.
  • Keep candles well away from any items that can catch fire – that includes cloth, books, paper, curtains, Christmas tree, and decorations. During December, decorations are the leading item first ignited during candle fires.
  • Place candles in sturdy holders, away from spots where they could be knocked over by children or pets.

 

House Fires and Batteries

A must see video on how batteries can cause a fire if not disposed of properly.

Did you know…

Here are some fire safety facts  you may not be aware of:

  • 85 out of every 100 people who die in fires are children
  • In the State of New Jersey, more children die by fire than of any childhood disease.
  • 56% of all arrests for arson are children
  • Children start 60% to 75% of all intentionally set fires
  • 30% of the children that die in fires actually start the fires that kill them.
  • 81% of those who do not receive help will set fires again.

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