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Fire Ignition Sources Fire Safety

In this week’s fire safety page, the National Fire Authority (NFA) advises home owners to be mindful of fire safety when using fire ignition sources at home. Candles, prayer diyas
28 Jul 2017 11:00
Fire Ignition Sources Fire Safety

In this week’s fire safety page, the National Fire Authority (NFA) advises home owners to be mindful of fire safety when using fire ignition sources at home.

Candles, prayer diyas and mosquito coils are some of the common fire ignition sources used at home. Tragically the uses of such fire ignition sources have also resulted in home fire deaths and destruction of many homes.

Fire ignition sources are also most common home fires along with electrical and unattended cooking fires.

It is important for home owners to always be mindful of fire safety when using fire ignition sources at home.

Handle fire ignition sources with extra care. Candles, prayer diyas and mosquito coils must always be placed on metal holders and at the sight visible to everyone in the house.

 

Here are some useful fire ignition sources fire safety tips:

Candles:

 Never leave burning candles unattended.

Make sure curtains and other flammable items are well away from burning candles.

Children:

Warn children about playing with fire.

Keep all matches, lighters and candles out of reach of small children.

Teach young children to bring matches or lighters they find to an adult immediately.

Teach older children that matches are a tool for adults and never light a match stick.

Brief your babysitter on your fire plan – make sure they know all exits and emergency telephone numbers. Make sure the babysitter understands fire survival techniques.

Prayer Diyas

Ensure that prayer diyas are put out properly after prayer.

Prayer diyas must always be placed on a metal surface.

Never leave a prayer diya unattended and put it out after the prayer ceremony

 

Mosquito coils

Place mosquito coils on the metal stand provided or metal holders/saucer but not on any newsprint which is a major fire hazard.

 

For any further queries, please contact:

Corporate Affairs Department: Ritesh Kumar (mb 9987533)

National Fire Authority, Argo Street, SUVA, Fiji. Phone: 3312877 Fax: 3100303

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