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Don’t die this winter

By johnboy 26 May 2009 47

Simon Corbbell, the NRMA, and the fire brigade are running a winter home fire safety campaign here’s the skinny:

    — Install smoke alarms and regularly check they are working;
    — Never ever leave cooking unattended;
    — Everyone knows how to safely exit your home if there is a fire;
    — Keep curtains, tablecloths and bedding away from portable heaters;
    — Keep wet clothing at least 1 metre from heaters or fireplaces and never leave unattended;
    — Clean the lint filter every time before you use a clothes dryer;
    — Check electric blankets for damage or frayed cords and never leave them on when no one is home;
    — Only use one appliance per power point and switch off when not in use; and
    — Keep candles away from flammable materials and always extinguish them before going to bed.

All fine except the second last. Like hell.

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Kods 11:28 am 29 May 09

MWF said :

However, Workchoices is still in existence and there are one or two little paragraphs in the Workchoices legislation that precluded any action my partner might have taken.

Bloody work choices. I seriously want to punch Howard for that one.

I hope you can find an alternative attack point!

Ceej1973 10:07 am 28 May 09

My neighbours in-laws built a house in Dunlop, only to have it to burn to the ground while they were at work/school, because they left a cordless drill/pack charging. Apparently overheating battery packs that have been charged beyond the required charge time are “time bombs”. Be vigilant

deezagood 9:39 am 28 May 09

What a terrible story MWF – really brings home the nightmare that a housefire can be. I hope that everything works out for you, and that you are able to rebuild your home and lives in the aftermath of such a horrible event. But your story has certainly inspired me to re-check the existing smoke alarms and maybe buy a few more, so thank you.

…the cheque came within 5 business days. Slow morning for me…

I would love to meet just one person that ever had a good experience with an insurance company. Then I would cross over.

I’ve had several good experiences with insurance, relating mainly to car issues. I’ve had three major claims over the years for accidents, and on each occasion the car was either being fixed or booked to be fixed within 3 days. On one occasion I had a cheque for the full ‘written off’ value of the vehicle (which was more than the vehicle was worth.

Couldn’t have been better.

Aeek 1:06 am 28 May 09

Westpac has a campaign?

I-filed 10:21 pm 27 May 09

Kods said :

Is it just me or is this all just a little bit common sense?

It’s reading like viral marketing as an accompaniment to the current Westpac campaign!

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