It’s almost time to celebrate the arrival of 2023 with your nearest and dearest. For many of you, New Year’s Eve is the biggest celebration night of the year. It’s a perfect time for throwing a party till the wee hours with friends and family, ringing in the new year in style with a spectacular fireworks display.
It is crucial to use additional caution during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Many of the festive objects we use, such as fireworks, fairy lights, candles, paper hats, and decorations, can create fires if proper precautions are not taken. Though it is critical to keep fire safety in mind, having fun should not be compromised at all. FPCS wants to make your New Year’s Eve party one to remember for all the right reasons. We’ve compiled some fire safety tips for you so you can ring in the New Year safely while still having fun.
- Lighting up your home with Christmas lights and other ornamental lighting, such as festive string lights, is quite normal for New Year’s. However, because you only use Christmas lights once a year, the cables, sockets, and bulbs might be destroyed without your notice. Before plugging in your Christmas lights again, double-check the cables for exposed wiring, the sockets for a good connection, and the bulbs for any missing or broken bits. Double-checking your lights will assist to prevent any fire damage.
- Fireworks and crackers are extremely dangerous hazards if not handled properly. In addition to damaging the environment, careless handling puts you in danger of getting hurt or perhaps dying. Avoid attempting to burn fireworks or firecrackers indoors. Your location should be far from any combustible objects, residences, or people. Keep kids, animals, and people away from fireworks and firecrackers. A fire extinguisher should always be accessible in order to avoid a fire starting and put out any sparks right away.
- Smoke detectors do have a lifespan. That is, they do not always last and must be replaced on a regular basis. To protect your safety, double-check the alarm’s date and batteries. Many fatal incidents may have been avoided if every home had a functional smoke alarm.
- Confirm that your family is aware of what to do if a fire breaks out in the house. Discuss with your children where they should go and what they should do if the smoke alarms go off. Fire Education is essential for ensuring that everyone knows how to escape safely in the case of a fire.
- A New Year’s party wouldn’t be complete without tasty cuisine. Never let any meal cook while unattended. You need to ensure that someone in charge is always monitoring the kitchen for problems. Prior to leaving the kitchen, make sure to always check the burner and oven.
These are a few quick reminders to keep you, your loved ones, and others safe as you welcome the new year. A joyful end to this year will undoubtedly make the next one off to a fantastic start.