Home Fire Sprinkler Week

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May 19 – 25, 2019 Each year NFPA holds a National Home Fire Sprinkler Week. This is because the majority of fire related deaths in America occur in the home. This week allows NFPA to bring light to this issue and allows people all over the country to talk about the solution. During the week of May 19th “fire departments, … Read More

Campfire Safety

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Make Sure You Are Safe This Summer! Summer is almost here and camping season is officially upon us! One of the best things about summer is being able to sit around a campfire, roasting s’mores, and telling stories. But, these great summer moments have the potential to turn into dangerous fire and life safety situations. Before going camping make sure … Read More

National Electrical Safety Month

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Facts & Tips to Help You Be Safe Around Electricity May is National Electrical Safety Month. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses the month of May to educate people about the dangers of “electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss”. NFPA also teams up with ESFI to promote “safety activates throughout the month that can be used by safety … Read More

Hoarding Disorder and Fire Safety

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How Does Hoarding Disorder Effect Fire Safety Clutter can be a fire hazard in many houses. Not only can it be the cause of the fire, but it can also interfere with fire fighters being able to extinguish the fire. But, hoarding disorder takes homes with clutter to a new level. These homes are at great risk of having a … Read More

Intentional Fires

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How Can You Protect Yourself from Intentional Fires? Fires put people into frightening and dangerous situations no matter how they start. But, when people start fires intentionally, this can bring on a whole new aspect of terror to the situation. What is an Intentional Fire? There is a difference between an intentional fire and arson. NFPA states that an intentional … Read More

Smoke Alarms for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Will You Be Notified in the Event of a Fire? Smoke alarms are important devices that help notify people that smoke is present in a building. The smoke alarms alert is traditionally auditory. This audible beep is loud and startling. This is meant to get people’s attention so they can evacuate the building quickly and safely. But, for people who … Read More

Fire Sprinkler Systems in the US

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Why is it Important that Your Building Has Fire Sprinklers? Fire sprinklers are a very important system when it comes to fire and life safety. They help extinguish fires so they do not spread to other areas of the building. NFPA states, “Automatic extinguishing systems (AES) are designed to control fires until the department arrives. Sprinklers are a type of … Read More

Winter Fires

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Stay Safe in the Winter Months The winter months are a dangerous time for fires to break out in your homes. This is because heating, holiday decorations, winter storms, cooking, and candles all increase the risk for a house fire to start. Holiday decorations are the number one cause of fires during the winter months. To read more about this, … Read More

Candle Fire Safety

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Are you Safely Burning Your Candles? December is the peak month for candle fires. This peak in candle fires stems from two main sources. First, there are many religious celebrations that involve the use of lit candles. Second, decorations for holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa can get too close to candles which can cause ignition. Safety with Religious … Read More

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Does Your State Have Carbon Monoxide Regulations? Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas. It can be produced when fuels burn incompletely. Heating, cooking equipment, generators, and vehicles are all top producers of carbon monoxide. It is the second most common cause of non-medicinal poisoning deaths in the US. According to the CDC, there are over 10,000 people poised … Read More