In light of the tragic, fatal house fire that took place in New York this past Shabbos, the Vaad Harabbonim reminds the community of the paramount importance of fire safety.
Smoke detectors can save lives. Every home should ensure that smoke detectors with working batteries are installed on every floor of the house. Batteries should be tested every six months and replaced every year.
Care should be taken to keep heating devices, such as hotplates, away from flammable materials.