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Fire Rules For Your Family’s Safety

Shomrim of Crown Heights published fire safety rules for the kitchen, Shabbos candles and while checking for chametz. Full Story

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Check yr hot plates
March 25, 2015 4:42 pm

Some are reporting that the wiring is in fact defective on some.
One said she threw hers out 2 weeks ago for that reason. There should be a recall!

Newscast revealed...
March 25, 2015 4:08 pm

That children sleep thru the alarm.
But
Woke up when it was a recorded sound of parents voice that went off instead.

Safety
March 25, 2015 3:21 pm

ALSO, do not use front burners when using a blech. Only back burners.
When setting up blech: light flame to setting that is not the lowest – flame should be big enough that it’s not vulnerable to being extinguished easily.
Then place blech.

Putting blech down first.
Putting gas on high to get flame to ignite on front burner is the v dangerous route.

bedikas chometz
March 25, 2015 11:37 am

Being an unmarried woman I do not cover my hair. Some years back during bedikas chometz my hair caught on fire from the candle. I expect a sheitel would be equally at risk. (Yes, I realize in a two-spouse family it is normally the husband who searches, but not everyone is in a two-spouse family.) No idea whether a beard could catch fire but maybe it would be a good idea to consider using bobby pins to keep it flush to the face and neck.

additional point not mentioned
March 25, 2015 11:32 am

NEVER USE A TOWEL AS A POTHOLDER. It is not safe because a towel, even a dish towel, is too big, the end or corner can dip into the fire.

to #5
March 25, 2015 11:31 am

The fire department stated that there were no working smoke alarms on the first or second floor in the Sassoon home.

thank you
March 25, 2015 11:14 am

what about yartzeit lights? they burn for a week

to 7 & 10
March 25, 2015 10:59 am

This one…

MAKE SURE YOUR SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS WORK!

• Twice a year (when you change your clocks), change both your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm batteries.

Blech?
March 25, 2015 9:39 am

Did not mention anything about a blech or plata.

Thanks
March 25, 2015 9:29 am

Very important info to be reminded of!

thank you
March 25, 2015 7:39 am

Very informative! Keep up the great work you do to keep us safe.

Zalmy Schapiro
March 25, 2015 6:17 am

thank you for the information

London
March 25, 2015 3:20 am

#2 yes, but very important to know. Thanks COL for informing us. in case C’V……..

yeah but....
March 25, 2015 3:10 am

none of these things would have helped in the case of the Sassoons, so what measures could be taken to prevent such a thing lo alaynu?

safety
March 25, 2015 2:01 am

Boro Park gave out free smoke detectors and batteries. Any chance we can do this in CH?

shabbos and yt
March 25, 2015 1:34 am

can you please talk about blechs, whether on electric or gas stove, hot plates, and crock pots esp now before Pesach?

petrifying....
March 24, 2015 10:58 pm
Thank you
March 24, 2015 10:50 pm

thank you

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