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There are two main causes for fires in the home. Usually, it can start from a stove from cooking or from someone who smokes in the home. You want to keep your stove as clean as possible. One of the main causes is food particles in grease, so you want to have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen, not necessarily right next to your stove, but handy and you need to know how to use it. You need to have smoke detectors in your home. You need to check the batteries and replace them at least two times a year. You need to have an escape plan from every room in your house in case there is a fire. You can have it for upstairs – you need to have a fire escape ladder, and you need to also with your older children make a plan where you’re going to meet them outside the home should there be a fire. If you are a smoker, never smoke in bed. Use child resistant lighters. And that is one way really to ensure that your home is fire safe.

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Nancy Spigelman

Babyproofing Specialist

Nancy Spigelman and her husband David started Wonder Years Babyproofing, an in-home babyproofing service, in 1988. Child passenger safety is her passion, and she has been educating parents and caregivers for the past 10 years on the proper use of car restraints in cars for children. In working with parents and caregivers, Nancy strives to enable them to confidently use child restraint seats properly every time their child is in the car. When she is not at home hanging out with her family and pets, she loves road trips, camping and hiking, as well as cooking and reading. 

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