Candle-related fires have tripled in the past ten years, causing approximately 190 deaths and $265 million in property damage each year. The Use Candles With Care: When You Go Out, Blow It Out! provides families with the detailed information they need to enjoy candles’ warm ambiance without putting themselves at risk.
The pamphlet provides a concise overview of candle safety topics. It notes that having candles in bedrooms can be particularly dangerous and provides safety guidelines that can help prevent home fires. The pamphlet goes on to address a lengthy list of issues that should be taken into consideration when using candles, including keeping wicks trimmed, using steady candleholders, placing candles away from windows and doors, and avoiding candles that include flammable items like dried flowers.
As candles may be a large part of holiday celebrations, the pamphlet covers necessary steps to take to ensure that the holidays are safe and happy. The next section of the pamphlet covers children and candles, essentially noting that children should be kept away from candles as well as matches and lighters.
It concludes by detailing how individuals can stay safe during power outages, when candles may be necessary. Perfect for homeowners and renters alike, this pamphlet is a valuable source of information that can be referenced again and again.
This pamphlet is also available in Spanish.