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Fire Safety Tips
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By Lauren Romano, eHow Contributor
It is important to thoroughly pay attention to fire safety tips that you learn throughout your life. These tips …show more content…
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By Cherie Brunetti, eHow Contributor updated: January 10, 2011
Practice fire safety at home.
House fires can be devastating. About 5,000 people a year die in fires, and 80 percent of these deaths occur in house fires. Fires kill more people per year in the United States than all other natural disasters put together. A fire can spread quickly and become deadly within 2 minutes; an entire house can be engulfed in flames in less than 5 minutes. Most fires are avoidable and could have been prevented. Below are some tips for preventing a fire in your own home.
things you'll need: * Fire extinguishers Smoke detectors 1. * 1
Dispose of all cigarette butts and used matches properly. Never let them out where a baby or child can reach them. If you smoke, get into the habit of properly disposing of your butts immediately. Keep ashtrays clean and safe by promptly disposing of the ashes. * 2
Avoid smoking in bed. Do not permit guests to smoke in bed. If you tend to fall asleep on the couch while watching television, do not smoke while lying on the couch. * 3
Keep all lighters and matches safely out of reach of babies and children. * 4