Alcohol & Fire
Alcohol and fire are a deadly combination.
It's a fact that many fire deaths are caused by people
attempting to cook or smoke while under the influence of alcohol. There's
more to responsible drinking than taking a cab. Don't put yourself or your
family at risk to fire.
Follow these safety tips to keep your family safe:
After a party or gathering where alcohol has been consumed,
check furniture to ensure cigarette ashes haven't fallen into the cushions where
it can smolder
Avoid smoking when you have been drinking heavily.
Avoid cooking when you have been drinking heavily. Ensure
the stove is off before going to bed. Please see our cooking
page for more pointers.
Avoid using candles when alcohol will be consumed.