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Christmas Tree Safety

Christmas Tree Safety

You might like to display your holiday decorations for an extended period of time but things like Christmas trees can be fire hazards. Data collected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) between 2015 and 2019 for the month of January show that 160 home...

Avoiding Injuries, Fires in the Kitchen This Thanksgiving

Avoiding Injuries, Fires in the Kitchen This Thanksgiving

Whether you’re prepping your Thanksgiving meal in advance or that day, it’s important to be responsible when cooking to avoid injuries and fires in the kitchen. According to a recent report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking was the leading...

Know How to Escape Your Home Safely in a Fire

Know How to Escape Your Home Safely in a Fire

Fire departments across the country responded to 377,399 residential fires between 2015 and 2019, according to statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These fires resulted in 2,761 civilian deaths, 11,582 civilian injuries and $7.7...

Properly Cleaning and Maintaining Your Furnace

Properly Cleaning and Maintaining Your Furnace

Before hunkering down for the cold winter months, make sure your furnace is properly cleaned and inspected to avoid a fire or interruption in service. Furnaces should be inspected by a licensed contractor annually and replaced when recommended. Experts at This Old...

Proper Disposal of Smoking Materials

Proper Disposal of Smoking Materials

Improper disposal of smoking materials is one of the leading causes of structure fires and related deaths and injuries in the United States. In 2014, an estimated 17,200 home fires were reported due to improper disposal of materials such as cigarettes, pipes and...

Kitchen Safety Tips

Kitchen Safety Tips

Whether you are whipping up a gourmet meal or a quick grilled cheese, cooking safety should always be the top priority in the kitchen. From 2017 to 2019, fire departments across the United States responded to an average of 187,500 home cooking fires, according to the...

What You Need to Know When Burning Candles

What You Need to Know When Burning Candles

There are few things as tranquil, and beautiful as a candle burning inside as snow falls outside. But a candle is an open flame and should be treated as such. Fire departments across the country responded to an estimated 7,400 home fires started by candles between...

The Dangers of Radon in Your Home

The Dangers of Radon in Your Home

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can’t be detected by sight, smell or taste. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and claims the lives of an estimated...

Protecting Yourself and Property From Wildfires

Protecting Yourself and Property From Wildfires

While most of us appreciate sitting back and enjoying the summer, it can be an unnerving time for millions of residents who are forced to constantly brace for wildfires that threaten their property.