Diwali is around the corner and preparations are in full swing. The festival being one of the prominent observances in the country, it is celebrated with much zeal and enthusiasm. Being the festival of lights, people light up their homes reminiscing the victory of good over evil. People light fire lamps around the homes and burn crackers in the night. While it is best to avoid firecrackers considering the pollution it creates, people still burn crackers. And many-a-times firecrackers have resulted in fire accidents ruining the festive spirit. As Diwali 2019 approaches, we have compiled a list of fire safety tips to follow during the celebrations. Diwali 2019 Gift Ideas: From Makhana Pops to Dates, Healthiest Food Hampers to Gift Your Loved Ones This Festival of Lights.
While celebrating Diwali it is essential to take care of a number of things. Everything from the fabric of your cloth, to the place you store firecrackers, Diwali is a festival where one needs to pay attention to safety. Although it is a time for family get-togethers, celebrations and moments of fun, the same could even cause dismay if proper care is not taken. Here, we have listed down ways in which you can important fire safety precautions to be observed for Diwali.
Keeping Lighted Diyas in a Safe Place
Avoid keeping lighted fire lamps out of the reach of young children and babies. Ensure there are no live wires running around the burning fire. Also, make sure there are no any inflammable objects hanging directly above the fire. There are high chances of this diyas catching fire to nearby things
If you are burning crackers, ensure you are dressed in cotton clothes. Fabrics like silk, polyester, nylon, satin and other similar synthetic dresses can easily catch fire.
Be prepared for any mishap or uncalled situation during Diwali. Ensure there is a first aid kit containing band-aids, antiseptic lotion and anti-inflammatory medicine to treat first degree burns or injuries. However, if the condition is severe, visit a doctor and get immediate treatment.
Fire Extinguisher, Sand And Water
As sand and water can quickly douse down fire, keep it ready to tackle situations. It is also advisable to keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
Handle Firecrackers With Safety
While bursting firecrackers be aware of your surroundings. From electrical wires to gadgets, vehicles and dry leaves, there is a long list of objects which can catch fire easily. While it is advisable to avoid bursting crackers keeping the environment's safety in mind, those still doing should prefer open spaces.
Do not drink and burn firecrackers as it may lead to terrible situations. Those planning to have alcohol are advised to stay away from burning firecrackers.
Park Your Vehicles in Safety
Keep your cars and bikes away while burning crackers. Ensure they are safely parked and do not come in contact with fire.
While these are some of the important tips to follow during Diwali, it is essential that you remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings and act according to situations immediately to thwart any major mishaps. We hope you adopt these fire safety precautions and have a great Diwali!