Protect Your Home from Disaster before Leaving for Vacation

Warmer temps, kids out of school, and longer days make it easy to understand why summer is peak season for travel plans. Easy days lounging lakeside, sipping cocktails on the beach, touring new territories, or camping beneath a star-filled sky offer plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind from the usual busy schedule. When it comes time to return to “real life” after days away soaking up the sun and making new memories, the last thing you want to do is come home to chaos. (more…)

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Keep Your Home and Possession Safe While on Summer Vacation

Planning to get away this summer? Whether the warmer weather means camping over a long weekend, taking a week to hang at the beach, or spending a long stay at a location much farther away, when you come home you want the place to be as you left it. Vacations are a time to rest, relax, and have some fun. The last thing you want is to lose all that quality down time walking through the door to find a catastrophe has hit your home.   (more…)

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Don’t Let These 3 Fire Risks Ruin Your Summer

Just because summer temps heat up doesn’t mean you can extinguish your efforts toward fire safety this season. You may no longer be using the fireplace to warm up your property or cooking large family meals in the kitchen for the holidays. Still there are plenty of times when fire is used during months of June, July, August, and September that can lead to injuries, loss of property, and even death. Learn about the three common summer fire risks and the safety precautions you need to take to prevent your season from getting singed.  (more…)

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Fire Safety: Don’t Get Burned by Your Barbecue

Grilling is a summer staple, be it a backyard barbecue, firing up food at baseball tailgater or cooking over an open flame while camping. But as fun as gathering with family and friends to feast on some warm-weather fare can be, it can all go up in smoke if grill safety isn’t made priority number one. (more…)

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Boost Your Backyard Safety

We are one week from the unofficial start of summer. This means the season when backyards become the place to be. After a long, cold winter stuck indoors, you and your family may see your backyard–or any lot of land surrounding your property–as an outdoor oasis offering fresh air and fun in the sun. True as that may be, like anything that’s sat virtually unused for months at a time, your yard could use your attention before beginning to barbecue with the neighbors or laying out the lawn games. (more…)

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5 Fire Safety Reminders from “This is Us”

Spoiler alert: Jack Pearson died in the Feb. 4 episode of NBC’s hit show, “This is Us.” His death was foreshadowed in the first season, but now we finally know how the house fire was sparked, how the family escaped, and how Jack died.

Be warned, if you haven’t seen the episode yet, there are more spoilers ahead. However, the episode also gave us some critical fire safety reminders. (more…)

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Don’t Let Your Healthy New Year’s Resolution Increase Your Risk for Kitchen Fires

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for Americans is losing weight and eating healthier. In fact, weight-related goals were the most made resolution in 2017, according to statistics reported by Statistic Brain. That trend already continuing into this year and well into the future. But whether you’re someone who makes New Year’s resolutions or not, eating healthier may mean more meals will be cooked in your kitchen instead of eaten out or carried in. And as kitchen cooking increases, so does your risk for home fires. (more…)

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Fire Up Your Chimney Maintenance Routine

Cozying up to a crackling fire can bring the winter dream to life. But if your chimney and fireplace have not been properly maintained, those soothing moments of winter comfort can quickly go up in smoke. (more…)

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Keep Your Kitchen Safe During Holiday Cooking

Did you know that one in every six civilian fire deaths involved cooking equipment? According the National Fire Protection Association, the U.S. fire department responded to an average of 162,400 home fire structures between 2009 and 2013 that cooking equipment as the common culprit. (more…)

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Top 3 Causes of Home Fires and How to Stay Safe

As the temperatures drop outside, the potential for fires increase inside. An average of seven people die in U.S. home fires every day, according to statistics by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). In the NFPA’s most recent report on Home Structure Fires, general causes, including cooking and home heating, account for 84 percent of these incidents. While the numbers are alarming, knowing the causes leads the way toward preventing future fires from ever occurring. Stop fires from starting in your home by understanding the root of the problem and using the prevention tips provided to keep your structure safe. (more…)

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