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Fire Prevention Month

October is known as fire prevention month and the NFPA raises awareness every October. This year’s theme is, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” Fire prevention includes warnings against arson. How big of a problem is arson and what kind of repercussions could a person face if found guilty of arson?

Arson And The Consequences

Arson is the crime of purposefully setting fire to property. Arson is the primary cause of fire in the United States. It is an especially common crime among juveniles and about half of all arson arrests are juveniles. While most arson targets are vacant buildings, arson still poses a danger to everyone and it can get you in serious trouble.

The consequences of committing arson are a fine of $10,000 and up to 2 years in jail. Arson also has a big impact on the surrounding community. An act of arson will cause taxes to increase to pay the local law enforcement for assisting in recovering from the damage and responding to the incident. Avoid trouble and the potential long-term repercussions that an act of this caliber will have.

Prevent Fires This Month

The National Fire Protection Association spreads awareness every October and encourages people to take caution when handling fires of any kind. Awareness of the danger of fire is key to protecting the ones you love.

Fire is very hot and it moves fast. Within just a few minutes of your home fire alarm sounding off, you are in danger of not being able to get out of the building fast enough. Whether you are a victim of arson or it was due to an out-of-control candle, it is important to follow these steps to keep you and your family safe in the event of a fire, and better yet, prevent a fire. 

Create an escape plan and make sure you walk your family through the plan. Make sure it is clear and you all have agreed on an outside meeting point. A swift exit is a key to your safety, as each second spent inhaling fire smoke can cause you harm.

Always know where your fire extinguishers are located. You won’t have time to find them in an emergency. Keep them up to date, an expired fire extinguisher won’t be able to be as effective as it would be if it were newer. 

Candles are popular home decorations, but they can put you in danger if left unattended. If you think you might forget to blow the candle out, opt for a different decoration or method of making your home smell good. LED light candles are a great way to give your home the style you are looking for while keeping you safe. Practicing safe use of candles is one of the best methods of fire prevention.

One of the most important things you can do to keep you and your family safe is to make sure that your smoke detectors are working properly. Test them often and make sure they have fresh batteries. This is the primary warning sign for fire in many homes. The harsh and loud sound of a smoke detector can be a saving grace in the event of a fire.

Call A-EZ Out Bail Bonds

If you find your loved one in jail for arson or any other reason, call us at (214) 749-5600. We will come to your swift aid and get you out of jail fast. Arson is a serious crime, but we know people make mistakes. Our bail bondsmen can help you get out of jail and back home safe. Contact on of our bondsmen for an EZ way out of jail. 

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