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Fire Safety is important. I researched how you can be safe and prevent a fire. I researched this because Montag in the story is a firefighter and he deals with fires.

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Fire Safety- Rules A.J. Hundal 7h Fire Safety is important. I researched how you can be safe and prevent a fire. I researched this because Montag in the story is a firefighter and he deals with fires. In this age of high energy costs, adding insulation to your house can save you energy, but it could also lead to a fire. Your fire chief advises you to have your home electrical system checked and have deficiencies corrected by a qualified electrician, especially before installing insulation. Always, make sure insulation is kept away from ceiling light fixtures and other heat sources. Secondly your furnace flue must be inspected regularly. Your furnace gives off heat and something else too - carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide gas has often been described as the 'silent killer'. It is clear, colourless and tasteless which makes it difficult to detect. Carbon monoxide is highly flammable and explosive and can increase to a great degree of the risk of fire, injury, and death. ...read more.

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One of the most important things to have is an approved-type properly installed and maintained smoke detector. They are critical life saving devices. While a smoke detector won't prevent or extinguish a fire, it can save your life. Smoke detectors are designed to warn of a fire and give you time to allow for escape or call for help. The ear-piercing alarm of the smoke detector may provide you and your family with the precious extra minutes that you need to escape, especially at night (when most fires occur). When installing smoke detectors, the fire chief advises you to take the following steps: 1. Install at least one smoke detector in the hall leading to the bedrooms and a Carbon monoxide detector close to the furnace. 2. Consider installing additional smoke detectors, especially if your home has more than one level. 3. Make sure smoke detectors are of a type approved by Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada or other recognized testing laboratories. ...read more.

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You then have someone call the fire department from the nearest available phone by dialling 911. Every year hundreds of people are killed or badly injured in fires where they live. The victims of fire are most often children, older people, or handicapped people. Many of these fires are the result of accidents that could have been prevented. Here are some rules for prevention * Keep trash in covered containers and dispose it regularly. * Store paints, paint thinners and other flammable materials in their original containers and in a well freshened area, away from all fire sources. * Clean work areas of paint, sawdust, or trash after every project you do. * Don't overload circuits or use worn out electrical extension cords. * Have all electrical wiring checked by a competent electrician periodically to make sure it is not faulty. * Never run an extension cord under a rug or behind curtains. * Smoking is one of the major causes of fires. Therefore, you should refrain from smoking inside the house ...read more.

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