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Fire Safety

Ultimate Guide to Fire Safety
Fire accidents are unforeseen/unexpected misfortunes that happen almost on a daily basis. The nature of fire attack has made it dreadful and as a result, combined forces and materials have been put in place to combat any menace that can arise by this agent. Furthermore, it is even more important to guide against fire attack on children. Some basic steps are outlined below.


Fire Safety

  • Keep children and pets away from heaters.

  • Prevent children from playing with match and candle sticks.

  • Teach children emergency exit points of the homes and offices where they work.

  • Cook with absolute attention. Wastes such as papers and other combustible materials should be cleared away so that children will not throw them into the fire. It is also necessary to place gas cookers on stands so that children will not be able to reach them.

  • Naked wires and faulty electrical appliances should be promptly repaired.

  • Children should be taught how to cool burns. Burns are best cooled by immersing in cold water for about 13 minutes.

  • Electrical wires should not be passed under floor coverings such as mats, carpets and rugs.

Fire Resources


Fire Safety Games

 

For more information on fire safety, please visit http://www.ou.edu/oupd/fireprim.htm



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