Here's how you can keep your home safe from fire this summer season

Michaela Andrea
PUBLISHED March 7, 2018 03:52 pm

(Inside Manila) Although it sounds ironic, 172 fire incidents had broken out in the country within the first five days of March, the Fire Prevention month.


Alarmingly, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) noted that most of these incidents were recorded in Metro Manila.


While you sit back and plan your vacation trips away from the city or while you look for activities to do this summer, take note of these tips and have an all-out and hassle-free break:



  • Don’t leave your stove unattended while cooking.

  • When heading out, unplug all your appliances and double check if your stove is properly closed.

  • Keep your stove clean.

  • Keep flammable materials away from children.

  • Don’t leave lighted mosquito coils (or any lighted items) unattended.

  • Don’t overload any of your electrical systems.

  • Buy items that are approved by the Department of Trade and Industry. These appliances must have Import Commodity Clearance or ICC stickers.


What to do in case of fire:



  • For small fires, place damp wet towel or cloth on burning area.

  • Keep fire extinguishers in reachable and visible places.

  • Quickly run to a safe place.

  • Immediately call the emergency number.

  • Cooperate with firefighters.

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