Candle Fire Safety Week (November 17-23).
Candle fires result in around 350 casualties each year, and with nearly 40 per cent of fires started by candles resulting in death or injury
It’s important to remember that a candle is not just a decorative feature. Left unattended, an open flame could leave a trail of devastation.
It’s so important to think about where you are placing your lit candles; they should always be away from curtains and out of the reach of pets and children.
Extinguish your candles if you leave the room, even if it’s only for a moment - it only takes a moment for a fire to start.
Even with these precautions it’s important to be prepared should the worst. make sure you have a working smoke alarm. it can give you the vital time you need to get out
press the test button NOW!!!
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by testing your alarm regularly