Smoking… A Fire Hazard Smoking… by fjwuxn


									Smoking…                     F  atal fires are caused by
                                smokers who fall asleep
                                                                               •        Never leave matches and
                                                                                   lighters where children can
                                                                                                                               • Smoke alarms should be installed in
                                                                                                                                 rooms where smoking is allowed
                                                                                                                                                                          smoke, use extreme caution.
                                                                                                                                                                            •        Have a working fire
A Fire                       and drop cigarettes into
                             bedding or furniture, or by
                                                                                    reach them. Teach your
                                                                                       children that playing with
                                                                                                                                 and the battery tested
                                                                                                                                                                                extinguisher handy, and
                                                                                                                                                                                 know how to use it.

                             the improper disposal of butts                            fire is dangerous.                                                                          Keep it properly
                             and ashes. Fires caused by                         •     If smoking sets off your                   The Garage                                          maintained so that it
                             smokers kill and injure their                     smoke alarm, don’t remove the                     and                                                  will work in an
                             families, friends and                         battery. Open windows to clear                        Workshop                                              emergency.
                             neighbours and result in millions of          cigarette smoke.
                                                                                                                               • Garages and                                         • If a fire starts
                             dollars in property damage. This
                                                                                                                                 workshops                                            and you can’t
                             heartbreak and destruction can be             The Bedroom
                                                                                                                                 contain highly                                  put it out quickly, get
                             avoided by following these fire
                                                                            • Never smoke in bed! It is too                      flammable                                   out and stay out! Call for
                             safety guidelines:
                                                                           easy to doze off – causing a serious                  materials such as                       help from a neighbour’s
                                                                           fire hazard. The bedroom should be                    thinners, gas, paints                  phone.
                               The Living Room
                                                                           off-limits to smoking except in                       and industrial
                             • Check furniture for fallen cigarettes       special circumstances where extra                     cleaners. These
                               or embers before you leave the              precautions are taken.                                chemicals should be
                               room. A cigarette butt can smoulder                                                               tightly covered and stored away from
                                                                         • Smokers should be encouraged to
                               undetected for hours on carpets and                                                               heat or flames.
                                                                           smoke only in certain designated
                               under cushions before causing
                                                                           rooms such as the living room and                   • Paper products and wood shavings
                               furniture to burst into flames.
                                                                           the kitchen.                                          are also combustible. Keep your
                             • Use large, deep ashtrays. Safety                                                                  work area clean. Don’t give fire a
                                                                         • Elderly family members should be
                               ashtrays with a double rim and deep                                                               place to start.
                                                                           supervised if they must smoke in
                               centre are best.
                                                                            bed. Supervision is also important                 • Keep your work space well ventilated
                             • Never leave a lit cigarette unattended        for smokers who are on medication                    to ensure that flammable gases can
                               in an ashtray.                                and who may become drowsy or                         vent to the outdoors.
                             • Never place an ashtray on                              forget to extinguish their               • Store matches and lighters in a safe
                               or near something                                          lit cigarettes.                         place, well away from children.
                               which will burn – such
                               as on the arm of a sofa,                                                                        • Avoid smoking in areas which contain
                               chair or on newspapers.                                                                            flammable products. If you must

                                                                                     NEW BRUNSWICK ASSOCIATION
Office of the Fire Marshal     New Brunswick          Association des                OF FIRE PREVENTION OFFICERS INC.
                               Association of        chefs pompiers du
                                 Fire Chiefs        Nouveau-Brunswick                ASSOCIATION DES AGENTS DE PRÉVENTION
                                                                                     DES INCENDIES DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK INC.                                                                       CNB 99467-11-NB

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