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4 Steps to Checking Your Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms

Smoke detectors and fire alarms are such a common feature in American homes that some people forget they even have them installed – until they accidentally burn their dinner, of course. However, it’s important to remember that a smoke alarm is an inexpensive way to protect your family from fire and smoke, as well as […]

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Essential Fire Escape Plans for Families

Statistics show that between 2010 and 2014, an average of 7 people died every day in the United States because of home fires. In 2015, the Red Cross launched a campaign to limit the injuries and deaths caused by home fires by up to 25% by 2020. As part of this campaign, the organization has […]

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Why a Fireproof Safe is Essential for Any Business

Fire represents a serious danger to both home and business owners. From the potential loss of life in homes, to the ability to destroy a lifetime of labor for those who run their own companies, fire is a threat that’s impossible to ignore. Though you may not have to worry about employee risk when locking […]

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6 Tips to Keep your Kitchen Safe

In many circumstances, the kitchen can act as the heart of the home — a hub of activity for friendly get-togethers, family feasts, and even festive celebrations. Unfortunately, the kitchen is also brimming with potential dangers, from sharp knives, to pans of spitting grease, pots of boiling water, and a host of fire hazards. With […]

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The Most Common Home Fire Hazards

While every year, we see a decrease in the number of deaths resulting from home-based fires, the instances of fire in the home remain far too numerous, considering that many fire catastrophes are preventable. 85% of deaths associated with fire occur within the home. Something as simple as a burning candle, or an unattended stove, […]

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Fire Extinguisher Basics

If used correctly, fire extinguishers and other fire safety systems can save lives. They’re employed for the immediate suppression of small fires in residential and commercial areas. It is imperative that your fire extinguisher is positioned near an exit—readily available to suppress small fires before fire-fighters arrive on scene. But, before you squeeze the trigger […]

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