|| December 16, 2015
|| David Lynam, Fire Marshal
|| 360-337-5777 or
Be fire-safe this winter!
(Port Orchard, WA) - Winter holidays and cold weather often
combine to create unique fire hazards. The Kitsap County Fire Marshal’s
Office is encouraging fire-safe precautions this winter.
“Candles, cooking and the improper use of heating equipment continue to be
one of the main causes of winter fires,” according to Daviid Lynam, Kitsap
County Fire Marshal. "We've seen the number of fires with these causes
double from last year within the unincorporated Kitsap County area,” Lynam
Candles may look pretty, but they continue to be a cause of home fires, and
home fire deaths. A candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily
ignite anything that can burn. Click on the related link below for candle
Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for
creativity, and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the
number one cause of home fires and home injuries? Click on the related link
below for cooking safety tips.
There's something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by
the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading
causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions
you can prevent most heating fires from happening. Click on the related link
below for heating safety tips.
"We encourage residents to read through these tips and implement the simple
procedures to help keep their home and family safe during the winter
months," said Lynam. Additional fire safety information can be found at the
National Fire Prevention Association webiste show below.
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