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When I am called to duty God wherever flames may rage Give me the strength to save some life whatever be its age help me embrace a little child Before it is too late or save an older person from the horror of the fate. Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fulfil my calling and to give the best in me to guard my every neighbour and protect his property and if according to your will I have to lose my life please bless with your protecting hands my children and my wife. Amen.

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HOW TO HANDLE FIRE IN HOMES

The major causes of home fires include electrical appliances, candles, matches, cooking and smoking.

A major goal of the Fire Service is to reduce the number of fires in the home.

The following information lists some activities that could reduce the possibility of your home becoming a fire statistic.

 KITCHEN

Do not forget to turn off gas or electricity supply to your cooker immediately after use.

Do not hang or store items that can catch fire such as towels, oven gloves etc above the stove.

Do not overload electrical outlets.

Have appliances repaired if they are not working properly.

Keep electrical leads and appliance away from water.

Never fill chip pans more than one-third full of oil.

If you deep-fry food, dry it before you put it in the hot oil. If the oil starts smoking, turn off the heat and leave the pan to cool.

If your pan catches fire;

Turn-off the heat if it is safe to do so. Do not move the pan.

Do not try to put out the fire with water.

Wet a cloth, wring it out, and use it to cover the flaming pan.

Put matches and lighters away from the reach of children.

 

LIVING ROOM OR BEDROOM

  • Allow air space around the TV and stereo to prevent overheating.

  • If your electrical appliance does not work well, it can be a fire danger. Get a qualified electrician to work on it for you.

  • Do not smoke in bed or a chair.

  • Always remember to place your lighted candle on a non-combustible material such as the metal lid of a can.

  • Do not put electrical cables under carpets or mats.

  • Check for signs of loose wiring on plugs or sockets, such as scorch marks or flickering lights.

  • Fit a smoke detector in every room of your home, ideally on the ceiling. Remember not to put one in the kitchen as it can be set off accidentally.

  • Do not overload electrical outlets. Ensure that every equipment, if possible, is plugged or connected to one socket.

  • Always use proper ashtrays.

GARAGE AND OUTDOORS

  • Do not store flammable liquids in your store or garage. Where it is not possible to store outside, flammable liquids like petrol should be kept in tight metal containers.

  • Sort and remove rubbish from your storeroom or garage.

  • Never use petrol on fire. Once the fire is lighted, never use flammable fluid.

  • If your roof needs replacing, give serious consideration to using non combustible roofing materials.

  • Do not allow rubbish to accumulate on your compound.

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