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Fire Safety for Kids

When ensuring the fire safety in the home and in general for our kids, the first and the last point on any parent’s list is preparation. Think in advance, pay attention to details and always prepare your kids for any type of emergency. Also, everyone in your home, including the kids, should be aware of … Read more

A Guide to Outdoor Grilling Safety

Summer is the season of vacations, pool parties, and backyard barbecues. If you aren’t careful, however, a fun family cookout can turn tragic in a split second. Every year there are an estimated 8,900 grill fires at U.S. homes, leading to an average of $110 million in damage to property. While 5,100 of the fires … Read more

A Guide to Safety in the Classroom

When the subject of classroom safety comes up these days, most people think immediately of the active shooter scenario. And while school shootings are a sad reality, they’re not the top suspect when it comes to injuries and illnesses inside your classroom. Over 4 million students are injured at school every year, and that’s despite … Read more

A Guide to Fire-Proofing Your Home

In 2015, one home structure fire was reported every 86 seconds in the United States, adding up to more than 300,000 fires every year. With so many fires, it’s impossible to make your home risk-free using any single strategy. But by taking some time to learn the common causes of residential fires and how they … Read more

A Guide to Safety in the Kitchen

Kitchens have become the most important room in the modern home, and houses are increasingly being designed to make the kitchen the center of family life as well as the place where people cook and eat meals. Unfortunately, however, kitchens are also full of potential risks: in 2015, for example, 50.8% of residential building fires … Read more

A Guide to Keeping Safe While Cooking

You want to believe that there is no place safer than your own home, and for the most part, that’s the case. However, home isn’t without its hazards, and if you’re cooking, the kitchen can be one of the most dangerous places in the house. According to the National Fire Protection Association, for example, cooking … Read more

A Guide to Safety at Christmas

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but by their very nature holidays can bring increased risks to your home. Because thieves take advantage of vacant houses, for example, we see more burglaries around the holidays. And even when we’re at home, the increased activity in our homes leads to increased risks of home … Read more

Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones at the Holidays: A Safety Guide

The statistics say it all: Christmas trees start 260 home fires per year. Turkey fryers, commonly used at Thanksgiving, have caused $8 million in property damage since 2002. And around the Fourth of July, fireworks injuries send 250 people to the emergency room every day. Every holiday has its dangers. Home fires, traffic accidents, burglaries … Read more

Home Heating Safety: What You Need to Know

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires relating to heating equipment made up 16 percent of home fires from 2009 to 2013, and 19 percent of home fire deaths. Improperly used space heaters, poorly maintained furnaces, and other home heating systems can be dangerous, causing everything from fires to carbon monoxide poisoning. Fortunately, there are … Read more