Simple Home Fire Prevention Measures

Simple Home Fire Prevention Measures

  1. Crush your cigarette and cigar stubs thoroughly before discarding them. Provide yourselves with ashtrays. Do not smoke in bed.
  2. Oil or gas and other native lamps should be placed away from curtains and other objects that easily catch fire. Do not put them where the wind, children, cats or other moving being may topple them. Put out the flame before going to bed.
  3. Do not store any flammable substance or any volatile liquid in the kitchen. Cover the flammable container tightly.
  4. Extinguish all live charcoals and embers or concentrate them in the middle of the stove after being through with kitchen chores. Make it a habit to inspect the kitchen before retiring. Most fires in the home occur at night.
  5. Keep matches and lighters away from reach of children.
  6. Clear the corners and nooks of the house from rubbish, rags and other waste materials.
  7. Remove the accumulation of leaves in gutters and other parts of the roof and wood shavings and litters in the attic.
  8. Quantities of flammables, such as gasoline, oil, benzene, naphtha, alcohol and other highly flammable materials should be kept in proper containers.
  9. Rubbish burning should be done in the yard away from the house wall. Every smoldering coal left from bonfire should be extinguished. Be careful that no flying embers from bonfire would alight on the roof of thehouses.
  10. Do not use open flames for decorations in the house.
  11. Burnable objects, such as firewood, waste paper and rags should not be indiscriminately dumped or strewn in the house. Boxes should be regularly cleaned.
  12. Kerosene and oil stoves should be checked for leakage and they should be regularly cleaned.
  13. Do not use leaking liquefied petroleum gas installations.