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FIRE SAFETY ON THE 4TH OF JULY

July 3rd, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

With 4th of July coming up, you’re probably starting to daydream about things like BBQs, fireworks and frosty beers. Topics like burns and fire safety might not be top of mind, but they deserve some attention, too. There are typically more fires reported on July 4th than any other day of the year. Plus, thousands of BBQ-attendees are sent to the emergency room each year due to holiday-related injuries. Don’t skip the party! Just be aware of these July 4th safety tips as you celebrate.

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Wildfire Safety Action Guide

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Safety FAIL! I.O.U. one fire alarm…really?

MAY IS NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH

May 6th, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Each year, electrical failures are the cause of 43,900 home fires, resulting in 438 deaths, 1,430 injuries and $1.47 billion in property damage.  While electrical hazards threaten the public at large, certain populations experience risks that are significantly higher than that of the general population.  Our youngest and oldest populations are exceptionally vulnerable.  Since 1999, an average of 496 children ages 14 and under have died each year due to unintentional fire or burn-related injury.  As for the older population, the risk for individuals aged 65 and older dying in a fire is 2.6 times greater than that of the general population, and this risk increases with age.  Raising awareness about electrical hazards is the key to reducing home electrical fires, injuries and death, and together, we can reduce the number of electrically-related deaths and injuries – one home, one school, and one workplace at a time.

This below infographic offers some helpful tips on electrical safety:

May 2nd, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Fire safety FAIL!

April 4th, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Learn how to prevent an electrical fire in your home. Watch this video for life-saving safety tips:

April 3rd, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Do you have 2 ways out in case of a fire?

March 18th, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

Check out the blog posts below for important fire safety tips!

“Fire Safety Tips For Students”: http://bit.ly/Ykn6RP

“Fire Safety In The Home”: http://bit.ly/108OmTQ

“Focus On Fire Prevention”: http://bit.ly/YMX2hl

February 21st, 2013 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

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More than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 18,300 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s not a question of luck. It’s a matter of planning ahead.

Every Home Should Have at Least One Working Smoke Alarm

Buy a smoke alarm at any hardware or discount store. It’s inexpensive protection for you and your family. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. A working smoke alarm can double your chances of survival. Test it monthly, keep it free of dust and replace the battery at least once a year. Smoke alarms themselves should be replaced after ten years of service, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Prevent Electrical Fires

Never overload circuits or extension cords. Do not place cords and wires under rugs, over nails or in high traffic areas. Immediately shut off and unplug appliances that sputter, spark or emit an unusual smell. Have them professionally repaired or replaced.

Use Appliances Wisely

When using appliances follow the manufacturer’s safety precautions. Overheating, unusual smells, shorts and sparks are all warning signs that appliances need to be shut off, then replaced or repaired. Unplug appliances when not in use. Use safety caps to cover all unused outlets, especially if there are small children in the home.

Alternate Heaters

  • Portable heaters need their space. Keep anything combustible at least three feet away.
  • Keep fire in the fireplace. Use fire screens and have your chimney cleaned annually. The creosote buildup can ignite a chimney fire that could easily spread.
  • Kerosene heaters should be used only where approved by authorities. Never use gasoline or camp-stove fuel. Refuel outside and only after the heater has cooled.

Affordable Home Fire Safety Sprinklers

When home fire sprinklers are used with working smoke alarms, your chances of surviving a fire are greatly increased. Sprinklers are affordable – they can increase property value and lower insurance rates.

Plan Your Escape

Practice an escape plan from every room in the house. Caution everyone to stay low to the floor when escaping from fire and never to open doors that are hot. Select a location where everyone can meet after escaping the house. Get out then call for help.