Wake up to the deadly dangers of smoking
Smoking remains the biggest killer in terms of accidental fires in the home. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging smokers to wake up to the deadly dangers of cigarettes and realise the risks that they pose.
Having a cigarette after you have had a tipple or when you are tired could cost you your life. Falling asleep with a lit cigarette could easily result in a fire and due to the close proximity, would seriously reduce your chances of escaping.
Break those bad habits and ensure that you have working smoke alarms in your home. A working smoke alarm can provide that early warning that could give you the valuable seconds needed to escape. Without one, you are four times more likely to die in a fire.
Follow these golden rules to minimise your chance of having cigarette related fire.
- Never smoke in bed
- Never smoke under the influence
- Put it out, right out!
- Never leave cigarettes unattended
- Use a sturdy ashtray