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As More People Rent Recreational Vehicles (RVs) to Travel, Fire Safety Needs to be Considered

Blog Post created by avastis Employee on Jul 20, 2020

 

Recreational vehicle (RV) living and travel offer the flexibility to live, work, and play while exploring new places. With media outlets reporting a sharp increase in RV rentals this year as people work to travel safely amid continued COVID-19 restrictions, NFPA’s RV Safety Tip Sheet  offers simple but critical advice for enjoying them safely safely, as there are potential fire safety hazards associated with RVs. For example, when a vehicle is used as a structure, the most common area for fires to start is the kitchen or cooking area, followed by the engine area, running gear, or wheel area. As a result, it’s important to fully inspect the vehicle to make sure it’s functioning properly inside and out, and to follow recommended guidelines.

 

As fire & fire safety educators look for new ways to connect with their communities and keep up with changing trends, NFPA offers numerous resources for public educators to support those efforts, particularly as the summer continues, COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, and the school year approaches. We also have our usual suite of fire & life safety education lesson plans, tip sheets, videos and infographics.

 

Help your communities enjoy their vacations and adjust safely to the new ways in which we live!

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