Stay Safe On Valentine's Day with Discount Fire Supplies Tips On The Safe Use Of Candles

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Valentine's day is here again and at this time of year it's easy to get swept away with all the romance. Taking a few moments to read's fire safety tips when using candles may help keep your friends and family safe.

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We hope that our tips will help people understand the importance of fire safety and follow proper practice when it comes to lighting their candles.

Discount Fire Supplies, retailers of Fire Alarm Systems and emergency lighting, has released an article on their blog that puts across the importance of, and offers tips on, the safe use of candles.

With Valentine's day upon us and the mood calling for some ambient lighting people tend to reach for the candles. Unfortunately amidst all the surprises and activities everybody has planned it's easy for them to forget the importance of fire safety and neglect the open flames burning away in their houses.

Statistics show that in 2011/2012 2.5% of accidental dwelling fires were started by candles. These fires were the cause of 3.5% of home fire deaths and 5% of non-fatal injuries. Discount Fire Supplies hope their fire safety blog contributes to raising awareness of these statistics along with offering people valuable tips on how to burn candles safely.

The 'Valentine’s Day by Candle Light' article offers tips such as:
“Keep the melted wax around the wick clear: debris such as matches and wick trimmings can catch fire.”
“Don’t place candles too close together: several candles close together can cause the flames to flare, try to position them at a suitable distance apart.”

A spokesperson for Discount Fire Supplies says: “We are all guilty of neglecting to pay the required attention to a burning candle, especially on an occasion such as Valentine's day. Lighting candles is the perfect way to create that romantic ambience, but should we really be leaving them unattended while we pop to the kitchen to tend to the meal?
“We hope that our tips will help people understand the importance of fire safety and follow proper practice when it comes to lighting their candles.”

About Discount Fire Supplies:
Discount Fire Supplies is an online retailer of fire alarms and safety accessories and aims to become the UK's premier fire alarm supplier. They have a large stock-holding and good relationships with all major manufacturers allowing them to be competitive on price and choice. This month they have a fantastic offer of free batteries and smoke spray with every fire alarm system purchased in December.

All enquiries can be directed to Tariq El-Hoss on 01792 452 700 or info(at)discountfiresupplies(dot)co(dot)uk.

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