Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires — and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn. Chap Oscar's Quick Tips from his book "Quick Fire is Faster Than a Fire Truck". Thank you for embracing this work for over the past eight years or so.
First my wife Marsha loves candles and we burn them all the time in our home.
We practice Safe Candling by:
Blowing out all candles when we leave the room or go to bed.
We avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
Have you given any thought to using flameless candles in your home. They look and smell like real candles.
If you do burn candles, make sure that you... Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.
Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage.
Chap Oscar's Religious Candle Safety Advice
Lit candles are used in religious services, in places of worship, and in the home.
Whether you are using one candle, or more than one on a candelabra, kinara,
or menorah, make sure you take a few moments to learn about using candles safely.
All candles should be placed in a sturdy candle holder.
Handheld candles should not be passed from one person to another at any time.
When lighting candles at a candle lighting service, have the person with the unlit candle
dip their candle into the flame of the lit candle.
Lit candles should not be placed in windows where a blind or curtain could catch fire.
Candles placed on, or near tables, altars, or shrines, must be watched by an adult.
Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep.
If a candle must burn continuously, be sure it is enclosed in a glass container and placed in
a sink, on a metal tray, or in a deep basin filled with water.
Thank God Ozzie and Sharon's home did not sustain too much damage.
Chap@ChapOscar.com I want to Thank my Support Crew along with my wife Marsha for helping me with this Outreach.
Ted Ciuba www.ThinkRichRadio.com
Bobby Williams www.SpiritofaChampion.com
Dr. Stan "Mr.Breakthrough" Harris www.Stan4God.com