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Apr 17, 2019

Precautionary Measures to Avoid Fire Disaster

Orin Smith

Station Officer Smith also provided safety tips as Belizeans prepare for the extended Easter weekend. But these can be practiced anytime whenever a person leaves his or her house unattended. Smith says that there are basic precautionary measures that can be undertaken to avoid disasters.


Orin Smith, Station Officer, National Fire Service

“A number of persons are expected to be travelling over this holiday season, as they usually do. And one of the cautions we reach out to them with is unplug every electrical equipment or appliance that is not necessary to be plugged in. Consult with a neighbour, particularly one that is not travelling, to keep an eye on your home. If you have working smoke detectors, let them know that you do and if he/she hears any of the alarm goes off, to do an investigation or to call the fire department immediately. If he does not have a smoke alarm, I would advice that he gets one before leaving so that if something occurs within his home, the neighbour would know by some means or another since no one is within the home. As well, leave a contact number so that he can be reached.”

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