As Halloween Creeps Closer . . . Keep Fire Safety in Mind - Here are 12 Fire Safety Tips

Updated: Oct 24


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Knox Country Farm Supply

Knox, PA

Exits: Exits are NOT an appropriate place for decorations. When decorating, ensure that nothing is blocking any escape routes.

 

Hovis Truck Service

Emlenton, PA

Decorations: Many common decorations like cornstalks, crepe paper, and dried flowers are very flammable. Keep these and similar decorations far away from any open flames.

 

Buzard Funeral Home

Eau Claire - Parker, PA

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, install strobe lights

and bed-shaker alarms to help alert you to a fire.

 

Hile Funeral Home Inc.

Emlenton, St. Petersburg,

Chicora & Karns City

Test smoke alarms monthly & change the batteries at least once a year if your model requires it.

 

McKinley-Weaver Funeral Home

Knox, PA

Visibility: Give children flashlights or glowsticks for lighting, these can even be incorporated into the costume. If your child has a mask, ensure the eye holes are large enough for them to see clearly.

 

Staff of Buzard Funeral Home

Eau Claire - Parker, PA

Costumes: Avoid fabric that billows or trails behind you, as these can easily ignite. If you are making your own costume, avoid loosely woven fabrics like linen and cotton, which can be very flammable.

 

Welters Market

Parker, PA

Candles: Using candles as decoration can be risky if not done correctly. Keep them in a well-attended area out of the path of potential trick-or-treaters. Remind children of the dangers of open flames, and make sure they are always supervised when candles are lit. Extinguish candles before leaving an area

 

McKinley Funeral Home

Clintonville, PA

Jack-o-lanterns: Glow sticks or electric candles are the safest choices when it comes to lighting up your jack-o-lantern, but if you choose to use a real candle, do so with extreme caution. Light a candle inside a jack-o-lantern using long fireplace matches and keep it away from other decorations.

 

The Beer Garden

2399 Oneida Valley Rd.

North Washington, PA

Cooking equipment is the leading cause of

home fire injuries, followed by heating equipment.

 

Swartfager Welding, Inc.

Knox, PA

An alarm increases the chances that

you can get out in less than two minutes.

 

Emlenton Brew Haus

Main St., Emlenton, PA

Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires

in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

 

Amy’s Closet

Crawford Center, Emlenton, PA

According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both

developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

 

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