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10 Easy Ways to Prevent a Dryer Fire

Posted By: Amy Casey on February 17, 2020

Laundry might be part of our weekly routine, but oftentimes, cleaning your dryer isn’t. Believe it or not, one-third of dryer fires are caused by an accumulation of lint within the vent system.

Reaching for Safety: 10 Do's and Don'ts of Using Extension Cords

Posted By: Amy Casey on February 6, 2020

Extension cords cause over 3,000 home fires each year, resulting in an average of 50 fatalities and nearly 300 injuries. Oftentimes, extension cords are used improperly and can overheat or short out.

How Many Smoke Detectors Should I Have in My Home?

Posted By: Amy Casey on December 26, 2019

When it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones, preparation is key.

3 Holiday Decorating Dangers to Keep in Mind

Posted By: Amy Casey on November 4, 2019

With all of the excitement of the holidays, it can be difficult to remember safety. Your best bet is to start off safe while you’re decorating your home to prevent any misfortune over the holiday season. Above all else, remember to address these three dangers:

12 Principle Do's and Dont's of Using A Wood Burning Stove

Posted By: Amy Casey on November 1, 2019

While wood stoves do a great job at heating smaller areas of the home, using them as a supplementary source of heat has led to an alarming – and growing – number of fires traceable to careless installation or misuse.

Combustibles 101: How to Store, Handle and Use Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Safely

Posted By: Amy Casey on October 16, 2019

Every year, hundreds and thousands of fires are intensified by combustible materials. A combustible material is one of which will ignite and burn or will add appreciable heat to an ambient fire.

10 Most Common Causes of House Fires

Posted By: Amy Casey on October 12, 2019
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Simple Campfire Safety Tips That Keep the Fire Crackling

Posted By: Amy Casey on July 12, 2019

Sometimes there’s nothing better than unwinding next to a nice cozy fire. No matter the season, no matter the place – campfires are for roasting marshmallows, telling stories, sharing laughs and making memories.

Give Your Space Heater Some Space: Portable Heater Safety

Posted By: Amy Casey on December 13, 2018

Wife: “Honey, grab my favorite blanket, my fuzziest socks and a nice cup of cocoa; I’m absolutely freezing!”

Husband: Lugs in the space heater, plugs it in and turns it on. “Your blanket is in the wash, I can’t find your socks and we’re out of cocoa, this will have to do.”

Fire & Ice: 6 Most Common Causes of House Fires in Winter

Posted By: Amy Casey on November 30, 2018

Most of us spend our time cozied up inside throughout the winter longing for the warm weather to return! We run our homes in overdrive during cold weather. The more time we spend indoors, the more chances there are for a house fire to occur.

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