“Earlier this year my wife Lindsay and I welcomed a little girl to family. Hazel is our 5th child and rounds out our family."

We have used one of the Aurora candle warming lamps in the baby’s room for each one of our children. It’s a great way to make the room smell nice (no dirty diaper smell) and it’s a great night light when one of us inevitably needs to get up with the baby in the night. Most importantly it’s a safe way for us to fragrance our home. As much as we absolutely love the warmth and aroma of candles in our home, the flame from a candle is just a point of curiosity for our children, especially our boys and pets, it’s also a fire hazard as well.  The chances are high that my kids or a ball knock a candle over, play with flame and/or hurt themselves because, well, they’re kids. Unfortunately, as diligent as we are, we can’t have an eye on pets or kids every minute of the day. Additionally and unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the dangers of something so simple as a glowing, flickering flame. When burning candles, we must practice candle safety at all times. Candle Warmers, Etc. wants you to be safe and to take this week, Fire Prevention Week (October 9th  – 15th), to bring more awareness to people.In 2001 Candle Warmers, Etc. was created with the intent of providing safe candle use. At that time our founder Bart Kennington introduced the first plate warmer to the market. This idea come about when his neighbor’s house was destroyed in a fire caused by a candle.We at Candle Warmers, Etc. encourage people to Go Flameless and practice safe Candle Sense. With the holidays approaching, it’s a popular time for candles and fall/winter scents, but also a time when more fire accidents occur. Remember, never leave a candle burning unattended!!

Thankfully you don’t have to compromise a great smelling home for your safety! Going Flameless with Candle Warmers, Etc. is a practical way to warm your favorite scents all while providing your home with a stylish decor piece.

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, here are a few items for your fire safety checklist:

– Never leave a burning candle unattended.
– Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
– Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
– Review this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of the National Fire Protection Agency’s three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
– Have Two Ways Out. Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can meet once they’ve escaped. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan. Don’t miss our list of other great tips on how to practice fire safety with candles that will make your life easier and safer!
– Teach everyone the  “Stop, Drop, and Roll” technique in case clothing catches on fire.
You can find out more and fire safety at their website, www.nfpa.com and at the National Candle Associations website, candles.org.

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