Preventing House Fires on Halloween

Halloween Fire Safety halloween safetyEvery year on Halloween , kids race their friends door to door while trick-or-treating to get the best  candy from each house. While this is such a fun time, we have to remember that due to our Halloween  decorations, there is a scary chance that a house fire could be started. Candle fires are a leading  cause of house fires in the United States. Between 2003 and 2007 an average of 15,260 home fires were started by candles. Did you know that Halloween  is one of the top five days for candle fires? Complete has some tips for preventing house fires this Halloween  to make sure yours can be sweet  and safe !
  • Always  make sure all of your smoke alarms are working properly.
  • Clear  all exits so nothing is blocking an escape route.
  • Instead  of an open flame in your Jack-O-Lantern or any other decorations on your front porch or around your house, try to use batteries. If you insist on using a real candle, please  use extreme caution while there is an open flame.
  • Some decorations can be caught on fire easily  so try to keep anything that is not flame-resistant  or flame-retardant  away from an open flame or other heat sources.
  • Try to not overload electrical outlets and keep extension cords to a minimum.
  • Just in case  of a fire, please make sure your children are aware of fire safety such as “stop, drop and roll”  and the fire escape route  in your home.
You may not think a house fire could happen to you this Halloween  but, it very well could! There might be a very animated group of kids dressed up as Power Rangers approaching your front door for some candy and Jason knocks over your Jack-O-Lantern and next thing you know, your gorgeous home is burned to the ground. With that being said, please use extreme caution so you and your family can have a safe and fun night of trick-or-treating or other spooky activities!Give Complete a call at  850.CALL.DKI  or  251.CALL.DKI  if you have suffered from a house fire.

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