Three Fall Fire Safety Tips You Need to Know

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The days are getting shorter; the breezes are getting cooler; and pumpkin flavored foods are beginning to pop up everywhere you look. Fall is fast approaching, and it’s definitely a good idea to brush up on what fire safety tips you’ll need to know to stay safe this season. Here are just a few!

Park Away From Piles of Leaves.

The fire protection handbook advises against parking your car or truck near a piles of leaves, since the heat of your vehicle’s exhaust system or catalytic converter could potentially set the piles ablaze

Take Stock of Your Fire Protection Equipment.

It’s a good idea to get in the habit of reviewing your fire suppression equipment around the same time every year, and what better time to do that than when the leaves start falling? The fire protection handbook says that it’s best to do all of your annual upkeep around this time, so replace your smoke alarm’s batteries and have fire protection services inspect your fire extinguishers.

Use Space Heaters Safely.

When it’s time to bust out the space heater to make your home a little less chilly, the fire protection handbook advises that there be at least three feet of empty space around it at all times. You should also keep combustibles, like clothes, furniture, drapery or paper products, away from them. Three feet of space means three feet of space. What’s more, the fire protection handbook also advises against leaving them on when you’re out of the house or when you go to sleep. Space heaters should never be unattended.

With these tips from the fire protection handbook in mind, you can enjoy all of Fall’s lovely splendor safe and sound. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Visit here for more:

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