We are a couple weeks out from the spookiest night of the year, and we are all preparing for the haunted festivities by decorating our homes with the scariest décor we can find and dressing up our tiny humans in whatever monster they want to be. We are sure to think about ensuring our children are safe, but are you giving your home the same considerations?
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 900 home fires are started by flammable holiday decorations every year, and two of every five of these instances started by candlelight. In order to prevent this unnecessary scare this Halloween and keep your little pumpkins safe, consider these fire safety tips:
This holiday is notorious for spiderwebs, crepe paper and loads of corn and scarecrows, stuffed with dried straw and cornhusks – and all of these things are tinder for a stray ember. Keep these very flammable decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like lightbulbs and heaters.
Jack o’ lanterns are required for a proper Halloween experience, but when it’s time to light them up and show them off, consider using glow sticks or battery-operated candles to illuminate your pumpkin creations. If you insist on open flames, be sure to keep them away from walkways or other places they can be accidentally knocked over.
Make sure that your Halloween hauntings do not block any fire escape routes. Home fires can come out of nowhere, so it is important to be able to get to safety in the quickest, most direct way possible. Happy Halloween!
For more information about Halloween fire safety, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.
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