Safety Tips From National Fire Prevention Week

{National Fire Prevention Week is {October 5-11|near|coming up}, and {the team at Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge|here at Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge we} thought this would be a {great|good} {time|opportunity} to {talk about|blog about|write about|remind our community about} safety measures that can be taken to {reduce the likelihood of|help prevent} {fires in the home|home fires}|{National|This year, National} Fire Prevention Week will {be|take place} on October 5-11, 2014. {Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge|With this week coming up, {Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge|the team at Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge}} would like to provide you with {a few|some important} safety tips to {reduce the chances of|prevent} {fires in the home|residential fires|house fires}|From October 5-11, 2014, National Fire Prevention Week will allow people {around|across} the country to learn how to prevent {fires in the home|house fires}. {In this post,|Below} {you’ll|you will} {read|find} {a few|some} tips that can help you with this}.

{The {#1|primary|leading} cause of {fires in the home|house fires} is cooking|Cooking is the {primary|#1|leading} cause of {fires in the home|house fires}}. {Don’t {forget about items on the stove|leave items to cook on the stove while unattended}, as hot oil, grease, or forgotten food can flare up in just a {few seconds|short time}|Make sure you {don’t forget about|always {keep an eye on|monitor}} food on the stove|Hot {oil or grease|food|oil, grease, or food} can flare up in {just a few|a matter of} seconds, so make sure you {don’t forget about|always monitor} food on the stove}. {When cooking, {loose clothing|loose sleeves and other clothing|loose or flowing sleeves on clothing} can readily catch fire if they contact a {hot cooking surface|hot cooking surface or open flame}. |Loose {clothes|clothing} can also be {dangerous|a hazard|hazardous}, as sleeves can catch fire if they touch {a hot cooking surface|an open flame}. |}{Flammable {kitchen towels and pot holders|pot holders and kitchen towels} should be kept away from {your|the} {oven or stove|stove or oven} when they’re not {in use|being used}. |When {they’re|they are} not {in use|being used}, keep flammable {kitchen towels and pot holders|pot holders and kitchen towels} away from {your|the} {oven and stove|stove and oven}. |}{An ABC-rated fire extinguisher should be readily accessible {in your kitchen|to the kitchen; the canister should be clearly marked with the rating}|Make sure you have an {easily accessible fire extinguisher|ABC-rated fire extinguisher at close proximity} in your kitchen}.

{If a fire {occurs|should occur} {somewhere|anywhere} {inside|in} the home, smoke detectors can {save lives and prevent property damage|be {liefsavers|lifesavers and can help prevent extensive property damage as well}}|When it comes to {saving lives and preventing property damage|preventing fire damage}, smoke detectors are {a necessity|imperative}|{Functional|Working} smoke detectors can {save lives and prevent property damage|be lifesavers}}. {According to a {report released in 2014|2014 report}, the National Fire Prevention Association found that 60% of {fatalities from residential fires|residential fire fatalities} occur in homes with either {non-working or missing|missing or non-working} smoke {detectors|alarms}|The National Fire Prevention Association {states|claims} that 60% of {fatalities from residential fires|residential fire fatalities} occur in homes with either missing or non-working smoke detectors, according to a {report in 2014|2014 report}}. {The NPFA also {claims|states} that {unreliable smoke alarms|smoke alarms that fail to operate} almost always have {dead, missing, or disconnected|missing, disconnected, or dead} batteries|According to the NPFA, smoke alarms that don’t {operate|work} usually have {dead, missing, or disconnected|disconnected, missing, or dead|missing, disconnected, or dead} batteries|{Missing, disconnected, or dead|Dead, missing, or disconnected} batteries are the main culprit for smoke detectors that {don’t work when they should|fail to work}, according to the NPFA}. {This week, {take|please take} a few minutes to {test your smoke detectors|check your smoke detectors with their test buttons} and replace the battery in any unit that does not respond|{Today is the perfect time|Now is a great time} to {test|check} all of your smoke detectors to {ensure that|make sure that} they work|{Set aside|Schedule} some time to test your smoke {detectors and replace dead batteries|detectors} {today|as soon as you can}}.

{At Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge, we want {the Baton Rouge|our} community to be safe|We want {the Baton Rouge community|our friends and neighbors in Baton Rouge} to be safe|The safety of {the Baton Rouge community|people in Baton Rouge} is our {biggest priority|most important priority}}. {{We|In our work, we} clean up and repair property damage from {fire and smoke|fire, smoke, and water from firefighting efforts} with the goal of getting homes and businesses back to normal as soon as {we can|possible}|If {you do experience a fire|something does happen}, Paul Davis Restoration of Baton Rouge is {the place to call|your resource} for fire damage cleanup and restoration}.