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.