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Alcohol and 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:

  • Drink responsibly!


  • 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.
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