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How Smoke Damage Can Affect Tenant Health and How To Get Rid of It

When a fire breaks out in a home or business, the damage it causes can be absolutely devastating. Whether it burns through the structure of your home or destroys your personal belongings, it’s important to understand that the immediate damage isn’t the only thing you should be concerned about. The high temperature of the fires can cause items to melt …

#Ka-Boom: Independence Day Safety

It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, backyard barbecues, trips to the lake. Whatever you have planned, it is important that you follow safety precautions so you can enjoy the holiday with your friends and family. Below are some tips from the American Red Cross on how to stay safe this 4th of July. FIREWORK SAFETY  The safest way …

Holiday Decor Safety Tips

No one wants to spoil the cheer of the holiday season, but Christmas decor in the home can present many safety hazards. A main concern with Christmas decor is fire danger, often brought on by the combination of electrical malfunctions and highly flammable decorations such as trees, garland, candles, and strings of lights. Even if you already put up your …

Holiday Kitchen Safety

The holiday season is a time of gathering. For many, that starts in the kitchen- making family recipes and decorating cookies.  Unfortunately, the holidays are also prime time for cooking fires. Some upsetting statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day. The day before Thanksgiving is the second leading …

Halloween Candle Safety

Jack-o’-lanterns, wispy spider webs, paper ghosts, dried cornstalks, and hay bales are staples of Halloween porch decor. Unfortunately, these common decorations also present potential fire risks. In addition to festive decorations, costumes made with flowing fabric can also catch fire very quickly. When jack-o’-lanterns and other open-flame candle decorations come in contact with these materials, a fast-spreading fire can occur …

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2017

This week is National Fire Prevention Week! The theme this week is “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out”, and it reminds us all that seconds can mean the difference between escaping a fire safely or having it end in tragedy. Escape plans are extremely important, yet many businesses and families don’t have a plan in place. How do you …

Grill Safety

Before you fire up your grill this beautiful holiday weekend, check out our flyer on grilling safety to ensure you have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!