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Smoking and Medical Oxygen
Never smoke and never allow anyone to smoke where
medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause
materials to ignite more easily and make fires burn at a
faster rate than normal. It can make an existing fire burn
faster and hotter.
Electronic Cigarettes
& Home Fire Safety& Home Fire Safety
SmokingSmoking
The place where we feel safest — at home — is where most smoking-materials
structure fires, deaths, and injuries occur. Smoking materials are the leading
cause of fire deaths. Smoking material fires are preventable.
Smoking Safety
KKK If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes.
KKK If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result
from fires that started in living rooms, family rooms
and dens or in bedrooms.
KKK Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other
smoking materials up high out of the reach of
children, in a locked cabinet.
Put It Out
KKK Use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from
anything that can burn.
KKK Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as
mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss,
dried grasses, leaves or other things that could
ignite easily.
KKK Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure
they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the
best way to do that.
The risk of dying in a home
structure fire caused by
smoking materials rises with
age.
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One out of four fatal victims
of smoking-material fires
is not the smoker whose
cigarette started the fire.
FACTS
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Fires have occurred while
e-cigarettes were being used,
the battery was being charged,
or the device was being
transported. Battery failures
have led to small explosions.
Never leave charging
e-cigarettes unattended.
E-cigarettes should be used
with caution.
Bismarck Fire Department
Fire Marshal 701-355-1400
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