Health Tip: Help Prevent Fires at Home10/11/10
(HealthDay News) -- A little extra attention and some
preparation can help reduce the risk of a fire at home.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these
- When cooking, never leave food on the stove without someone
- Also when cooking, don't wear loose clothing that may catch
- Avoid smoking at home, and quit smoking if you can.
- Keep a space heater at least three feet from any flammable
object or material.
- Make sure your home has smoke alarms on each floor.
- Develop an escape plan to get out of the home if there's a
fire, and have everyone in the home practice it.
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