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
According to the National Fire Protection Association, only 1/3 of American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Here are tips for creating a fire escape plan today.
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