Not all home fire hazards are predictable. Sure we know that matches, candles, cooking and grilling are all common hazards at home.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and many families will host gatherings centered around the barbecue. But does your family have a grill safety plan to prevent your grill from starting a fire?
This spring while you are dusting and wiping down the windows, you should take a few extra steps to think about fire safety in your home. Spring cleaning provides an excellent opportunity to check on your existing equipment and to help eliminate possible threats and fuel to a potential fire.
Here are a few fire extinguisher maintenance tips and recommendations that will help you be better prepared to use this fire safety tool. There are five primary types of fire extinguishers each designed to put out a specific kind of fire.
Get Out and Stay Out! There is no trinket box, photo album, or even family pet that’s worth you dying. The truth of the matter is: Smoke Inhalation is the most common cause of death in house fires.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “Winter home fires account for only 8% of the total number of fires in the U.S., but result in 30% of all fire deaths.” Injuring over 16,000 and killing more than 3,000 people each year, the most common causes of house fires can be truly devastating – and preventable.