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Smoking Fire Safety

Smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an estimated 17,200 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2014. These fires caused 570 deaths, 1,140 injuries and $426 million in direct property damage. Smoking materials caused 5% of reported home fires, 21% of home fire deaths, 10% of home fire injuries, and 6% […]

Summer Fire Safety

Summer is a time for fun, but it is important to make sure you and your family are being cautious when using fireworks, grills, and other potentially dangerous materials. Here is everything you need to know about keeping your family and home safe this summer! Summer Fire Statistics In 2014, 16,600 patients went to emergency […]

Smoke Alarm Safety

Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Smoke Alarm Stats & Facts In 2009-2013, smoke alarms sounded […]

Severe Weather and Fire Safety

The majority of the U.S. is at risk for severe weather, which can cause dangerous and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Snowstorms, extreme cold, hurricane force winds, torrential rains and flooding, and lightning can all wreak havoc on our daily schedules. Preparing before a disaster strikes and knowing what to do during and after a storm will […]

Home Hazardous Materials

It is important for people to know the steps they can take to keep themselves and their families safe from accidents related to home hazardous materials. Put these safety messages into your own words when talking to people about flammables, household chemicals and batteries on social media. Batteries Used and “dead” batteries can remain a […]

Home Fire Sprinklers

Because fire sprinklers react so quickly, they can dramatically reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire. Properly installed and maintained fire sprinklers help save lives. Fire sprinklers have been around for more than a century, protecting commercial and industrial properties and public buildings. What many people don’t realize is that the same life-saving […]

Home Fire Recovery

A fire in a home can cause serious damage. The building and many of the things in your home may have been badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water. You will find that things the fire did not burn up are now ruined by smoke and soggy with water used to put out the […]

Home Fire Escape Planning

Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all […]

Holiday Fire Safety

Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires each year. Typically, shorts in electrical lights or open flames from candles, lighters or matches start tree fires. Well-watered trees are not a problem. A dry and neglected tree can be. Here is everything you need to know about keeping your home and family safe from fires during […]

Garage and Basement Fire Safety

Garage and basement fires can spread farther and cause more injuries and dollar loss than fires that start in other areas of your home. Here is everything you need to know about keeping your home safe! Garage & Basement Fire Tips Store oil, gasoline, paints, propane and varnishes in a shed away from your home. […]