& Home Fire Safety
The place where we feel safest — at home — is where most smoking-materials
structure fires, deaths, and injuries occur. Smoking materials are the leading
cause of fire deaths. Smoking material fires are preventable.
If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes.
If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result from fires that started in living rooms, family rooms and dens or in bedrooms.
Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of
children, in a locked cabinet.
Put It Out
Use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from anything that can burn.
Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss,
dried grasses, leaves or other things that could ignite easily.
Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that.
Smoking and Medical Oxygen
Never smoke and never allow anyone to smoke where medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause materials to ignite more easily and make fires burn at a faster rate than normal. It can make an existing fire burn faster and hotter.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of North Sarasota – (941) 365-4614
We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster
Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water and fire damage. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.