Halloween is quickly approaching and soon children will be dressed in costumes in search of candy. Although costumes and decorations for Halloween are fun, they also pose numerous fire hazards as well. To eliminate the threat of fire, take a few safety precautions this year to protect your family, friends, and the many trick-or-treaters sure to stop by.
The greatest danger in a fire emergency is caused from panic and disorder. Knowing what to do and regular practice will go a long way in saving lives from fire. Training, preparation and practice of evacuation procedures are the most effective ways to prevent loss of life and injury.
Fire safety is important for the entire family, but even more so for children. According to the “Child Fire Death Rates & Relative Risk” (2001-2010) report, 54% of all children fire deaths occur to those under the age of 5. These children are not able to escape from fire emergences in the home by