October 24, 2010 19:00 ET

Swinton Urges Homeowners to be Aware of Fire Safety This Halloween

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2010) - This Halloween weekend, homeowners should be extra vigilant of fire safety issues with increased risk of fire related injuries or fire related damage to properties.

While bonfires, fireworks, jack-o-lanterns and sparklers are a popular source of amusement, this Halloween weekend Swinton , one of the UKs largest home insurers is urging consumers to practice and preach fire safety.

Both adults and children should be aware that fire safety is paramount and homeowners will be more at risk with more open flames in and around the house. To be safe this Halloween weekend parents should also make children aware of fire safety rules and to set an example by having fire extinguishers on hand in case of an emergency.

Also, if people are planning on having or attending a bonfire party this November, then party goers should be aware that they must keep a safe distance from the fire at all times.

Steve Chelton, home insurance development manager at Swinton, advises: "Every Halloween and Bonfire nights we hear horror stories on the news of people being badly burnt or injured by disregarding fire safety. We want to make people aware that by preaching fire safety it will not only benefit peoples personal safety but will also make their homes less at risk from fire damage. We want all homeowners to be safe this Halloween and fire safety starts in the home".

 About Swinton

  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • A dedicated team of advisors is on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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