PSA: Smoking Fire Safety

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Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 15:21

It may be cold in much of the United States right now, but if you smoke, it’s better to smoke outside. A lit cigarette left alone in a room, or accidentally dropped onto a chair or bed, or hot cigarette ashes or matches tossed away before they are completely out - all can cause a large fire in seconds.

Putting out a cigarette the right way only takes seconds, too. It is up to you to make sure your cigarette is put out, all the way, every time.

One-in-four people killed in home fires is not the smoker whose cigarette caused the fire.

Take a moment to learn about Smoking and Home Fire action steps (FEMA Website)