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This 2020 we welcome the year of the Metal Rat, the 1st sign in the Chinese astrology. The Rats personality traits are sensitive with strong self-awareness and persuasive with ready tongue. Though people consider the rat as a nuisance, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac signs. It has the characteristics of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.

Chinese New Year is one of the most important and festive occasion for the Filipino-Chinese community here in the Philippines. People usually participate in parades and dragon dances that are held in Binondo, Manila (China Town). The most well-known tradition includes fireworks that are believed to drive off bad luck and the Tikoy, a Chinese sticky sweet treat that symbolizes the attraction of good luck.

Year Of The Rat

In line with this occasion, you should be reminded of the following electrical precautions:

Do not use firecracker near electrical facilities

It is known that exciting fireworks display are held during these events, but you should always be wary on where you light up your firecrackers. Do not place it near electrical posts or electrical cabinets. It is very dangerous to put it near flammable substances, so you should look for designated places before lighting up fireworks. Also be careful in handling firecrackers, if you don’t know how to use it, it’s better to leave it to the experts.

Keep Candles and Lighting Materials Out of Reach of Children

Keep candles and combustible materials out of reach of children. We may not notice them, but if they play with such dangerous things, it may end up in accidents.  Always be attentive to them during the New Year festival or even in other occasions, this way you can ensure the safety of everybody. After all the gatherings, check for smoldering cigarette butts or firecrackers and extinguish it properly to avoid fire accidents.

Invest on Smoke Detector

A smoke detector is a device that detects smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. For household, smoke detectors or smoke alarms are essential to protect your house from fire accidents.  You would not know if there will be a sudden firecracker fling in to your house and burn your carpet or curtains. It is better to install a smoke detector, rather than see your house burn to dust.

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Avoid Overloading 

If you are using lights and sounds to celebrate Chinese New Year, be sure not to overload your electrical outlet. Check first the capacity of each equipment; the Ampere Rating, Wattage and the Voltage that it uses.  If the Capacity of your equipment is more than your outlet, try to use AVRs and Step-down transformers. This way you can avoid electrical short circuits that can cause fire or possible electrocution.  You should always prioritize your safety before you continue your celebration.

Key Take AwayFilipino-Chinese communities in the Philippines celebrate this Chinese New Year 2020 in hopes of drawing prosperity, closer family bonds and peace. Most Filipino-Chinese families typically clean their homes thoroughly, prepare lucky money in red envelopes, serve sweet foods and display various foods and fruits on a table, which is believed to invite good fortune, but keeping your family safe from accidents is the best resolution you can do this year.  So for all the Filipino Chinese Communities, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!     

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avoid fireFire as we know can be a huge benefit but may also be one’s worst enemy. An uncle of mine once said, “It is better for a thief to rob you of of some belongings than to have fire to consume everything you own.”I say he’s definitely right. Fires are powerful and it would do us all good to know preventive measures to avoid being on its dark side. In this article, we used Readers Digest as our source for top reasons that cause fires in our homes:
  1. Inappropriate electrical installations. Some of us may adhere to do-it-yourself projects without the proper know-how of computing its ratings and proper specs. It is important to consult with licensed electricians before doing so.
  2. Careless keeping of combustible materials. During power outages, many of us make use of candles for temporary lighting. The problem is sometimes, these candles are left in places where it might get accidentally knocked over or forgotten. Matches, lighters or cigarettes should also be safely kept out of reach from children and in room temperature.
  3. Improper use of electrical equipments. Loosely plugged cords, overused outlets and extension cords are some of the no-nos in this category. One thing I learned is that it is better to invest in higher rated electrical equipments so as to provide allowances in case we will plug-in new appliances.
  4. Negligent use of cooking equipments. Kitchen atmosphere is very hot so grease, oils when splattered could cause fires. A safe tip is to be attentive of your cooking and do not leave your pans unattended.
Now that we are more informed of the top causes of fires in our homes and how to avoid it,  here are some WHAT-TO-DO tips for your safekeeping:

Smoke Alarms

What is the first sign of fire? That’s right. Smoke. So wouldn’t it do you good to have smoke detectors/alarms installed in your home? Smoke alarms are one of the most common yet most effective way to avoid massive damages caused by fires. Smoke detectors have built-in alarms to alert users or even wake them up. Install one now and save your life!

Power cords inspection

Properly manage appliances inside your house/office. Know its ratings, have provisions for surge protection and maintain cords untangled and unbroken.

Check Wirings

As said, short circuits are one of the most common causes of fire. If you have been living in your home for 2 decades now. Check on your circuit breakers and panel boards. It most probably may have rusts on them. Also check for overloaded circuit breakers. If so, invest in home panels. It would also do good to your home interiors.

prevent firesDo not leave anything unattended

This is also one of the main causes of fires nowadays. More often than not, we leave our dishes being cooked in the oven without anyone minding it  for a long time. To be safe, be sure not to leave anything, and when I say anything, we mean any thing combustible unattended specially when it turned on.There are many things we can do to avoid fire. After being informed, what do you think you could contribute to your home’s safety? After all, our home is our responsibility.  As for me, I admit, I could be more conscious in double checking for any unplugged gadget or appliances left at home right before I leave for work, how about you?
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