Although the cause of the Lindbergh apartment fire is not known, there are steps you can take to protect your home from fires – especially during the holidays, when people use more lights, burn more candles and put up lighted Christmas trees.
Keep in mind these safety tips from the Electrical Safety Foundation International:
- Seasonal Fire Safety - There’s no place like home for the holidays and no better place to implement good fire safety practices.
- Smoke Alarm Safety Tips - Smoke alarms save lives. Follow this simple guidance to ensure that your home is adequately protected by working, properly installed smoke alarms.
- Space Heater Safety - As the temperature drops during the winter holiday season, many families turn to space heater to help warm their homes. Many are unaware, however, that the risk of fire from space heaters is much greater than from central heating equipment.
- Holiday Cooking Safety - The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where families gather to cook favorite recipes, share warm meals, and reconnect with each other, especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, it’s also where two of every five reported home fires start.
- Holiday Decorating Safety - While decorative lights and other electrical decorations add to the splendor of the season, they can increase the risks of fire and electrical injuries if not used safely.
- Extension Cord Safety - While extension cords are a convenient way to supply power right where you need it for your holiday decorations, they can also create hazards if not used safely.
- Counterfeit Electrical Products - Unlike fake handbags, watches, or designer apparel, counterfeit electrical products pose significant safety hazards. Follow these guidelines to help identify these counterfeits.