Fire Safety Information Resources
Compiled by Melissa Kaplan
Every year, homeowners, renters, businesses and schools lose property - and lives - due to electrical fires that should never have happened.
Herpers are particularly susceptible to fires for several reasons:
I've lost a home to fire - the structure still stood, but the contents, and the pets inside at the time, were destroyed by the heavy, toxic smoke that roiled from floor to ceiling in all the rooms not directly affected by the flames. It isn't fun, not on any level. A devastating time at any time, things aren't made any easier when you know that your pets died. In our case, what happened wasn't our fault - the fire was not caused by any careless attention on our part. How much worse the whole ordeal would have had it been our fault...
So, take time to make sure your family - human and otherwise - are safe from fire. The following websites all have information on preventing electrical fires and/or fires in general.
Read the information.
Make the changes necessary to protect everyone and everything.
Make disaster response plans before you need them and drill your family on what to do if disaster strikes.
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