It's a Mom Thing Reviews & More!: Prevent Fires with Smokey Bear!

11/6/15

Prevent Fires with Smokey Bear!

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Smokey Bear campaign for the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. All thoughts and opinions on my own.*



Did you know that nearly 9 our of 10 wildfires are caused by humans?! I didn't! It is such an alarming statistic. According to reports by the National Interagency Fire Center in 2014 there were 7,933 wildfires cause by lightning but 55,679 caused by human error! In 2014 more than 3.5 million acres burned due to wildfires in the U.S. Of those more than 1.5 million acres burned due to human caused wildfires. Although most of these fires are not started intentionally we can learn from these devastating fires caused by careless behavior. We can also be more responsible in our homes when it comes to fire safety! Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 pm and 7 am, when most people are asleep. 

I bet that now you are asking yourself "how can I help to support Fire Prevention Month?"
There are so many ways!

Educate yourself! Follow safe debris burning when outdoors by -
1. Complying with local regulations
2. Checking the weather forecast
3. Choosing a sage burning site
4. Preparing the burning site correctly
5. Remaining with your fire
6. Keeping it legal 
(Visit HERE for more info)


Follow the following tips to stay fire safe in your home -
1. Check your smoke detector's batteries often
2. Plan an escape route in case of an emergency
3. Use safety precautions when cooking on the stovetop
4. Make sure home heating equipment is not near things that are flammable
5. Be sure to put out any candles
(Visit HERE for more info)


Pledge to be smart when using fire outdoors. Do your best to prevent wildfires. 
Take the Pledge HERE to show your commitment to preventing wildfires!

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