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#2: Fire Prevention Week - October 7 to 13, 2018

Posted: October 10, 2018

Fire Prevention Week
October 7 - 13, 2018

Be Aware ... Fire Can Happen Anywhere

Look for places that a fire could start and address the problem.

  • Keep all items at least 3 feet away from heating equipment
  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Turn heaters off when not in use
  • Do not overload outlets and plugs
  • Extension cords are designed for use as a temporary measure and should be replaced with proper wiring installed by a trained professional
  • Always follow manufacturer’s recommendations  when using or installing equipment that requires electricity
  • Consider smoking outside
  • Use a deep ashtray
  • Never smoke in bed
  • Regularly remove any potential hazards from your home such as flammable paints, solvents and excessive papers, etc.
  • Keep furnace room area free from combustibles 
Keep matches and lighters out of sight:
  • Teach children to tell you if they find matches or lighters
  • Remind them that they are tools for grown-ups

For further information on fire safety, contact the
East St. Paul Fire Department.


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