Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, you may have had your Christmas Tree up since the end of November. While it may have seemed fresh then, it could be getting a bit dry now and become a major fire hazard. Christmas Tree fires resulted in an annual average of seven civilian
It seemed like it was just yesterday when we were ringing in 2014 and now it is time to welcome 2015! New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past year and get excited for the wonders that the New Year brings. Family and friends gather together for smaller, intimate gatherings or attend
Holiday decorating is in full swing. As you are choosing your Christmas tree, either live or artificial, and hanging your holiday lights there are certain safety tips that you should follow to make sure that your home is safe from fire hazards. According to the United States Fire Administration, Christmas tree fires are not common
This week, families and friends come together to give thanks for the many blessings in their lives. It’s estimated that over 260 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving feasts around the United States and around 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Generations of family members will share cooking tips and spend
Halloween is a fun time of year for children of all ages, but it also can be quite a hazardous holiday for children. According the National Fire Protection Association, between 2006 and 2010, there were over 1,000 reported home fires due to Halloween decorations causing over $16 million in property damage. Two out of five
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.
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.