Halloween is quickly approaching and soon children will be dressed in costumes in search of candy. Although costumes and decorations for Halloween are fun, they also pose numerous fire hazards as well. To eliminate the threat of fire, take a few safety precautions this year to protect your family, friends, and the many trick-or-treaters sure to stop by.
The greatest danger in a fire emergency is caused from panic and disorder. Knowing what to do and regular practice will go a long way in saving lives from fire. Training, preparation and practice of evacuation procedures are the most effective ways to prevent loss of life and injury.
It’s that time of the year when students go back to their studies after summer break. Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean fire safety isn’t important anymore! This is especially true for college students. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), on average, there are over 3,800 campus fires that occur each year
House fires can happen at any time of the year, and often unexpectedly. It is important to know and take steps to prevent home fires. According to the American Red Cross, 7 people each day die from a home fire, and 36 more are injured. In total, fire results in over $7 billion in property damages
College students who live away from home need to be just as diligent about fire safety as they were when they were living at home. Most college students learned about fire safety during Fire Prevention Weeks in elementary school. But, students can forget about the important safety tips as they are getting older and
One of the most important things to have for home fire safety is an escape plan. But, according to the National Fire Protection Association, only 1/3 of American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. In 2012, there were 365,000 reported home structure fires and 2,380 civilian deaths associated
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