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HOUSE-FIRE

Be Warned

Oct 26th 2017

Be carefull, it spreads so fast.

Nov 5th is a danger time.

Jeremy Hilton, chairman of the LGA's fire services management committee, said: "People using faulty tumble dryers are unwittingly playing Russian roulette.

"Leading manufacturers need to recall affected models as soon as possible to protect their customers.

"Firefighters are attending tumble dryer fires three times a day, which is alarming. These defective products are endangering lives, causing thousands of pounds of damage to homes and making people homeless.

"People's safety must be the priority. It's been months since some manufacturers issued safety warnings over their tumble dryers but they need to be recalled as these appliances are still causing fires.

"Until they do so, consumers continue to risk falling victim to a devastating and tragic house fire."

Doug McTavish, 39, and Bernard Hender, 19, died in 2014 in Llanrwst, North Wales after their Hotpoint caught fire. Lawyers for their families believe the blaze was linked to trapped fluff. Whirlpool denies this.

The LGA said that people should not leave the machines on overnight or while there is nobody home.

They should also clean out the compartment where fluff builds up after each load to reduce the fire risk and leave the vent or any other opening uncovered.Jeremy Hilton, chairman of the LGA's fire services management committee, said: "People using faulty tumble dryers are unwittingly playing Russian roulette.

"Leading manufacturers need to recall affected models as soon as possible to protect their customers.

"Firefighters are attending tumble dryer fires three times a day, which is alarming. These defective products are endangering lives, causing thousands of pounds of damage to homes and making people homeless.

"People's safety must be the priority. It's been months since some manufacturers issued safety warnings over their tumble dryers but they need to be recalled as these appliances are still causing fires.

"Until they do so, consumers continue to risk falling victim to a devastating and tragic house fire."

Doug McTavish, 39, and Bernard Hender, 19, died in 2014 in Llanrwst, North Wales after their Hotpoint caught fire. Lawyers for their families believe the blaze was linked to trapped fluff. Whirlpool denies this.

The LGA said that people should not leave the machines on overnight or while there is nobody home.

They should also clean out the compartment where fluff builds up after each load to reduce the fire risk and leave the vent or any other opening uncovered.

House-fire


If you consider the causes for a house-fire the list is long and varies considerably, probably the most common is home cooking, electrical faults are also well up on the list, whereas there is little chance of your house been struck by lightning, more likely it will be caused by children playing with matches.
It could be that there is a large out of control conflagration in the neighborhood, such as a wildfire in the area surrounding your house, and finally there is a possibility that you have been subjected to an arson attack.

Precautions you can take include having a fire extinguisher close to the kitchen and include a fire blanket in this provision, you can get your electrical wiring professionally checked to ensure that it is basically sound and then you should make sure you do not overload any socket outlet or multiple extension lead.

The precaution against lightning strikes which is adopted in large buildings is to have a conducting strip from the highest point and earthed properly to ground, you should warn your children of the danger of playing with matches with the threat of homelessness being mentioned.

If your house is being threatened by a wildfire and you are asked to evacuate it is wise to do so promptly just pick up your grab-bag and any valuables that you can collect, but do not waste time, your life and that of your family is your first consideration and priority.

Take the trouble to train your family properly even the little ones will take some of it in, teach them how to dial the emergency services, where the fire extinguishers are and where the exits are from each room, have a designated meeting spot that you all go to when you evacuate, this makes it much easier to make sure that you are all safe, or to organize a rescue mission if someone is missing.
See the Cyclone page for more advise.


As a precaution against your family being separated it is a good idea using an indelible pen to write the telephone number of a distant relative on everybody's forearm.

In larger premises it is wise to have an alarm system, this can be linked to your smoke detectors which are an essential part of your precautions, it is customary to fit the heat detector in the kitchen, if there is a gas boiler in the house then get a carbon monoxide detector which will warn you if there is an obstruction in the exhaust flow from the boiler.

Fortunately with modern communication systems these dangerous situations can be monitored easily and warnings issued by local government, civil defense, police, local radio and television.

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