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...
Winter Fire Safety
Clothes Dryer and Washing Machine Safety Tips
Between 2014 and 2018, fire departments across the United States responded to an estimated 13,820 fires in which clothes dryers ignited, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Of those fires, there were annually an average of seven deaths, 344 injuries...
Fireplace, Home Heating Device Safety in the Winter
Here are a few fireplace and heating device safety tips.
Electrical Safety Tips
Did you know? Electrical malfunction is the leading cause of home fires year after year.
How to Open a Frozen Car Door
Ever go out to your car in the morning and you can’t get in because your door is frozen shut? MAPFRE Insurance shows you what you need to do when this happens to you!Dealing with a frozen lockIf just your lock is frozen you can try a deicer solution or even hand...
Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
While most home owners know the importance of having smoke alarms, almost three out of five fire fatalities from 2014 to 2018 happened in properties with no alarms or where alarms failed to operate, according to a report by the National Fire Protection Association. In...
Staying Safe During the Holidays and Avoiding Fires
The December holidays are a joyous time to get together with family and friends. But those festive gatherings can present fire risks if you don’t follow precautions when decorating your home. During the winter holiday season between 2014 and 2018, fire departments in...
The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires is failure to clean them.
Candle Burning Safety
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.