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Five Tips to Prevent Household              Fires   By Dr. Stephan Hittmann
Preventing a fire in your house  begins with identifying and mitigating potential hazards.Here is a partial list of fire s...
- Keep lamps and other light sources away from fabrics,       including drapes, lampshades, and bedspreads.- Ensure that a...
About the Author:  Dr. Stephan Hittmann currently leads the 911  FUND, an international nonprofit organization    focused ...
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Five Tips to Prevent Household Fires By Dr. Stephan Hittmann

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Five Tips to Prevent Household Fires By Dr. Stephan Hittmann

  1. 1. Five Tips to Prevent Household Fires By Dr. Stephan Hittmann
  2. 2. Preventing a fire in your house begins with identifying and mitigating potential hazards.Here is a partial list of fire safety considerations:
  3. 3. - Keep lamps and other light sources away from fabrics, including drapes, lampshades, and bedspreads.- Ensure that appliances remain in good condition. Replace orrepair appliances that overheat, spark, emit an unusual smell, or which have loose or damaged cords or plugs. - Avoid overloading outlets with multiple appliances and electrical devices. - Equip your home with ground fault circuit interrupters(GFCIs) or arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs), which turn off malfunctioning circuits to prevent electric shock.- Hire a professional electrician to install electrical devices or complete electrical projects.
  4. 4. About the Author: Dr. Stephan Hittmann currently leads the 911 FUND, an international nonprofit organization focused on fire prevention, response and recovery. In the role of President, Dr. Hittmann has contributed to first-response efforts workwide, including numerous countries in Central and in South America.

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