Eateries need to be more careful as fire accidents cause extensive damage to the properties and human lives. We need not consider a fire extinguisher as a miracle worker. Remember that such are made to put out small fires. It is still better to go out and call for fire service help before the situation becomes worse. Remind yourself that fire safety entails proper planning. You need to be ahead of yourself. Preparing oneself means considering relevant details like importance of escape ladders and fire exits. It is also advisable to keep track of unused supplies like newspapers as these are known combustibles. Clearing out unnecessary items in closets and garages are preventive measures too. Eateries are answerable to their customers during a major fire and preventive measures may save them from major disasters.
Jayanthy S. Maniam
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