Fire Safety Tips
The Fourth of July is this Tuesday. It will be a weekend of picnics with friends and family, parades and fireworks demonstrations to celebrate our country’s independence. This holiday is always a lot of fun, but it can also be very dangerous due to mishandling and misuse of fireworks.
Summer = car traveling season. Families across the country hit the road for vacations, family visits, and new adventures! It is very important keep your car in good repair to prevent fires. It is also vital that every family member knows the proper car fire safety measures. According to a 2012 report by the
The warmer weather signals the return of grilling season. Memorial Day picnics and barbeques are coming up this weekend! It is very important to be prepared and safe when using grills, both propane and charcoal. According to a report by the National Fire Protection Association between 2007 and 2011, there were an average of 8,800
If you live in a rural area, then you know that it can take additional time for the fire department to reach you. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), the death rate by fire for rural communities is roughly twice the rate of the rest of the United States. The leading cause of
One of the most dangerous appliances in your home could be your washing machine or clothes dryer. Between 2006 and 2010, dryers and washing machines were involved in 1 out of every 22 home structure fires. Clothes dryers accounted the majority of the fires at 92%. The leading cause of dryer fires is attributed to failure
The bedroom can be a person’s sanctuary. But, it can also be a room where home fires can start. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 600 lives a year are lost to fires that start in bedrooms. These fires can be caused by overloading extension cords, frayed electrical wires, or portable space heaters being too
Most of the country experienced extreme cold temperatures this past week. Homeowners were looking for any way to heat their home and prevent their pipes from bursting! The cold weather can obviously be hazardous for those that venture out unprepared. However, the inside of your home can be just as unsafe if you are not following
What happened to 2013? It just seemed like yesterday when we were ringing in 2013 and now it is time to celebrate 2014! People ring in the New Year in many different ways from large outdoor celebrations to extravagant indoor parties to more intimate family gatherings at home. It is highly important to keep vigilant
It is the season to use turkey fryers to prepare your holiday meals. However, this device can be extremely dangerous if you do not use it properly. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers.
Halloween is a fun time of year for children of all ages. It is exciting to dress up in costumes from scary to funny and spend the evening trick-or-treating. AKE Safety Equipment wants to make sure that everyone has a safe and fun Halloween by sharing some great safety tips for the entire family. 1.