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Don't leave children alone at home - Fire brigade warns parents

Published:Wednesday | December 24, 2014 | 10:52 AM

The Jamaica Fire Brigade is repeating calls for parents and guardians not to leave their children at home unsupervised, especially during the holiday season.



The Brigade’s Public Relations Officer Emilio Ebanks, says in the past, several house fires have been caused by children who are left at home by their parents or guardians while they attend to business or leisure.



Ebanks says this is a dangerous practice emphasising that it is important that minors are always supervised.



He says this helps to minimise the risk of a house fire and to protect children from getting involved in undesirable activities.



Ebanks says the fire brigade is encouraging parents and guardians to put safety measures in place to ensure their children are safe this Christmas season.



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