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October Is Fire Prevention Month

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3 Fire Safety Tips for Families

Fire Prevention Month is here, and we are encouraging all families to do what they can to ensure the safety of their homes and loved ones. If you're unsure of where to start with your fire prevention plan, here are three simple tips to help you:

1. Keep Up with Yard Work

Many people are unaware that uncleared brush and dead leaves can be significant fire hazards in the yard and may cause a larger issue if not properly maintained. Ensuring that debris, lawn clippings, and other flammable materials are routinely removed from your yard is one of the easiest ways to prevent fires caused by grilling, smoking, or other outdoor incidents.

2. Know the Hazards in Your Home

Too many cases of house fires begin with ashes not being properly disposed of, gas leaks, or a child not understanding the dangers of certain flammable items. Because of this, each homeowner should understand the ins and outs of appliances or other features in their home that could be susceptible to fire hazards. This is also a great time to talk with your children about fire prevention and safety if they are ever home alone.

3. Routinely Test Smoke Alarms

When smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors are not routinely tested or maintained, families could be left defenseless if a sudden fire or gas leak breaks out in the middle of the night. A good rule of thumb is to check your smoke alarms every six months and replace the batteries every year.

Depending on your living situation, it's also a good idea to replace the alarms in full around every ten years.

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Fires in the home can be devastating and leave you with many questions about where to turn for insurance claims, medical treatment, and legal action if necessary. When the unexpected happens, trust Law Offices Of Vic Feazell, P.C. to help you through it.

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