Stuarts Draft Volunteer Fire Co.

Smoking and Matches

  • Smoking is still the leading cause of deadly home fires. Never smoke in bed or when you are drowsy.

  • Never empty ashtrays into the trash can shortly after smoking. Wait several hours for the smoldering embers to completely extinguish themselves.

  • Thoroughly check both sides of your couch and chair cushions for dropped ashes.

  • If a cushion or couch has been burned or scorched, put it outside away from the house overnight and call the fire department.

  • Never smoke or light matches near flammable materials.

  • Teach children the danger of palying with matches. Keep matches out of children's reach.