Diwali is synonymous with delicious food, rangoli, and a spectacular display of lights. As we prepare for the festivities, we must exercise extreme caution around the fire, fireworks, and electrical overload. Any oversight can result in severe accidents and injuries if not handled properly.
Given this, adhering to certain safety precautions is crucial to stay protected and enjoying a safe Diwali with your loved ones.
Precautions to prevent fire accidents during Diwali
Every year, the Fire Department issues safety and precautionary guidelines and a list of preventive measures to avoid fire mishaps during Diwali, which the general public should follow. Here are a few safety precautions to consider:
1. Lighting Diyas or Candles
Diyas and candles are an important part of the festival. It is advisable to place them on non-combustible material or surface. Keep them away from curtains, table covers, furniture, wood, cloth, or paper.
In the best interest of all, it is advisable not to use crackers to encourage a green Diwali and abide by government regulations.
3. Vehicle safety
To prevent any kind of damage to your vehicle, park them in commercial lots, away from diyas, lights or candles. Leaving it in a garage or a place where it is unlikely that someone not following the rules will set off fireworks is also a good option.
4. Choose an appropriate dress
People like to dress up and wear new clothes on Diwali. But clothes made of silk or polyester must be strictly avoided since they are highly prone to catching fire & stick to the skin after a fire injury. Loose clothing, such as sarees and dupattas, or synthetic clothing, can cause a fire while lighting diyas or candles.
5. Keep the first aid kit handy
It is always a good idea to keep a first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic lotion, anti-inflammatory medications, and a water bucket nearby so that if anyone gets injured or burned can immediately use the first aid kit and seek medical care right away.
6. Watch out for electrical overloads
Everyone enjoys using lights to decorate their homes for Diwali, but when doing so, make sure each light string has its own secure connection. Incorrect plug-to-socket fit can cause sparking or overheating in the plug pins, leading to a fire. Do not forget to inspect the lights carefully before reusing them for signs of wear and tear, such as loose connections, broken sockets, broken bulbs, frayed or cracked wires, and so on, as these can all cause a shock or start a fire.
Even after taking the precautionary measures highlighted above, fires can still occur. So, it is advisable to keep a portable fire extinguisher handy. Ceasefire offers a wide range of cutting-edge Home & Car Fire Extinguishers that could save lives in such situations.
We encourage you to share this information with your family and friends because sharing is caring. Team Ceasefire wishes you all a happy and safe Diwali!