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Avoiding the Risks of Home Fires

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In a tragic twist of irony, Local 10 News has reported that a retired Miami firefighter recently died in a Cooper City house fire. According to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, nearly 30 firefighters responded to the single-family home fire where heavy gray smoke was billowing out of the house. The fire was primarily located in the living room and took about 20 minutes to fully extinguish. Sadly, the blaze led to the death of the unidentified former firefighter who spent his own career fighting circumstances like those that led to him being fatally injured.

Understanding the Potential Consequences

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were approximately 363,000 fires in American homes in 2018 which resulted in over 2,700 fatalities, more than 11,000 injuries and in excess of eight billion dollars in damages. As grim as the statistics concerning home fires can be, the positive side is that many of these fiery tragedies are preventable and, therefore, everyone should understand the potential risks and actions that can be undertaken to help avoid them.

Preventing Home Fires

  • Ensure that you install fire alarms and smoke detectors and test them periodically to make sure that they are in good working order
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and on each level of your home in a place that’s easily accessible, and ensure that all family members have a basic understanding of how they work
  • Maintain your home’s electrical wiring and never overload circuits or outlets with devices or appliances
  • Only smoke outside your home, utilize ashtrays, and double check to make sure your cigarette or cigar is out when you are finished before you go back inside
  • Always blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed, and keep them far away from anything flammable while they’re burning
  • When cooking, always stay nearby and don’t leave food unattended or keep anything flammable, such as oven mitts or wooden chopping blocks, near any heat source
  • Make sure that even the smallest and youngest members of your family understand what to do in the event of a fire and prepare them with fire drills

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Regardless of the kind of personal injury you are the victim of, you deserve to have the help of a legal team that will quickly get to work ensuring that you maximize your chances of a successful claim. As the Miami personal injury attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm, we strive to treat every client’s case as if it is the most important case in our office. We fully understand that a favorable result can be pivotal to your personal injury claim and obtaining the outcome you desire is just as important to us as it is to you. Contact us today to start building your case and working toward obtaining the compensation you deserve.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Orlando, Jacksonville, Ocala, Bradenton, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and Daytona Beach areas.

Resource:

local10.com/news/local/2020/07/12/at-least-1-dead-after-house-fire-in-cooper-city/

https://www.pendaslaw.com/understanding-truck-collisions/

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