!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017d40d23d48970c-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017d40d23d48970c-320wi|alt=Heating tips|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Heating tips|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef017d40d23d48970c!On my way home from NFPA's offices yesterday, I nearly dropped my smart phone while reading an email from my landlord, titled "fire safety":
+Almost every day I see a house fire on the news due to improper use of
extension cords and/or space heaters. Most of these homes did not have
working smoke & fire detectors.
+Please be careful
with space heaters and fireplaces, and do not overload electrical
circuits. Also, check your smoke detectors to make sure they are
working, if not, let me know.
Thanks and please be safe,<br />David+
To say I was floored by David's email is an understatement. I've had many landlords in my time, but David is the only one who has gone out of his way to express concern for my safety (hence the reason for my astonishment, and nearly destroying my phone). Due to my line of work, I might be aware of the safety precautions David mentions, but I know others aren't. Spreading the fire safety message doesn't have to be a complex task. In David's case, a simple email is all it took to remind me of simple steps I can take to prevent a tragedy from occurring. Don't forget to utilize NFPA's safety information on all of the topics David mentions, including space heater safety , electrical safety, and
smoke alarm tidbits.<br />
Kudos, David, for spreading the fire safety message (and for that new dishwasher you just installed).