These fire safety tips will provide your family with valuable life saving information

Flammable Liquids

Safe Practices to Follow When Using Flammable Liquids:

Flammables should be stored in a self-closing safety can. Storing flammables in open containers can cause the liquid to vaporize and create an ignitable mixture. This could result in an explosion, if a lit match or spark is present.

Only store gasoline in a red container. Remember it will ignite when coming into contact with a sufficiently hot surface. This is why it is important to allow the engine to cool before refueling.

Storing Liquid-Soaked Rags:

Store liquid-soaked rags in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. This keeps oxygen away from the rags, reducing the possibility of a fire. When exposed to air, some rags can produce enough heat to ignite spontaneously. Keep all flammables in a specific storage cabinet, well identified with warning signs.