Candle Safety

Many people use candles through out their homes to decorate and to project a relaxing atmosphere. Here is some information that was put out by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), The National Candle Association (NCA), and a local insurance company. The National Candle Association (NCA) states that candles are used in seven out of ten households, nation wide.

Most people don’t consider candles as an open flame or a hazard, but the number of fires caused by candles is increasing. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that in 2005, candles in the home caused an average of:

The NFPA offers the following advice:

During power outages:

Well hopefully this advice will help all of us use safety and common sense when it comes to burning candles. Remember although most people don’t think of it this way, a candle is an open flame. It can be just as dangerous or worse then a match or a lighter.