Preventing House Fires on Halloween

Halloween Fire Safety

halloween safety

Every year on Halloween, kids race their friends door to door while trick-or-treating to get the best candy from each house. While this is such a fun time, we have to remember that due to our Halloween decorations, there is a scary chance that a house fire could be started. Candle fires are a leading cause of house fires in the United States. Between 2003 and 2007 an average of 15,260 home fires were started by candles. Did you know that Halloween is one of the top five days for candle fires? Complete DKI has some tips for preventing house fires this Halloween to make sure yours can be sweet and safe!

  • Always make sure all of your smoke alarms are working properly.
  • Clear all exits so nothing is blocking an escape route.
  • Instead of an open flame in your Jack-O-Lantern or any other decorations on your front porch or around your house, try to use batteries. If you insist on using a real candle, please use extreme caution while there is an open flame.
  • Some decorations can be caught on fire easily so try to keep anything that is not flame-resistant or flame-retardant away from an open flame or other heat sources.
  • Try to not overload electrical outlets and keep extension cords to a minimum.
  • Just in case of a fire, please make sure your children are aware of fire safety such as “stop, drop and roll” and the fire escape route in your home.

You may not think a house fire could happen to you this Halloween but, it very well could! There might be a very animated group of kids dressed up as Power Rangers approaching your front door for some candy and Jason knocks over your Jack-O-Lantern and next thing you know, your gorgeous home is burned to the ground. With that being said, please use extreme caution so you and your family can have a safe and fun night of trick-or-treating or other spooky activities!

Give Complete DKI a call at 850.CALL.DKI or 251.CALL.DKI if you have suffered from a house fire.

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