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Fire? How to Create a Safety Escape Plan

In the event of a fire, having a practiced safety escape plan can save lives. Make sure everyone knows when to call 911, how to get out, where to go, and who to contact in the event of an emergency. Remind others to practice staying low to the floor and… Read more »

Top Causes of Kitchen Fires

Top Causes of Kitchen Fires

The #1 cause of house fires and injuries to homeowners are kitchen fires, so avoiding them is a important goal for every household. Taking common-sense precautions can greatly reduce the chance of igniting a cooking fire during meal prep, and understanding how to avoid these fires is simple and smart.… Read more »

Water: Waste Not, Want Not

Water: Waste Not, Want Not

As much as the majority of us would like to decrease water consumption around the house, we seldom do anything about it. So the next time you are about to fork out money for your water bill, pause for a few minutes. Consider that the average household uses 130,000 gallons… Read more »

Chimney Cleaning Essentials

Chimney Cleaning Essentials

Chimney cleaning is no easy task, but it’s important to remove all buildup in order to prevent house fires. When you clean your chimney, you need to do a thorough job to ensure your home is safe. The two steps below are a great start: 1. Use the proper tools… Read more »

Reducing The Likelihood of a Home Invasion

Reducing The Likelihood of a Home Invasion

The majority of home burglaries are not randomly executed; they are usually planned. Robbers search for targets that will make their job easier. They know they can enter quickly, find your possessions, and leave without being detected. There isn’t a method that will offer complete protection from a home invasion.… Read more »

Top 3 Safety Tips in Storing Propane Tanks

Top 3 Safety Tips in Storing Propane Tanks

Did you know propane is a resource made in America? Popular for being a clean natural energy resource, and typically comes in a gas or liquid form. Propane is easy to use and affordable to heat and cool properties, heat water, heat appliances, barbecue food on the grill, heat food… Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Safety from Paul Davis

Fire Extinguisher Safety from Paul Davis

Can you believe that 372,900 fires occur in homes every single year? These fires cause 2,530 deaths, 13,125 injuries and $7 billion in property loss each year, according to the US Fire Administration. Astonishingly, fire extinguishers were present in just 4% of these fires. If a fire occurred in your… Read more »

What Everyone Should Know About Wildfires!

What Everyone Should Know About Wildfires!

Every year in the United States there are over 100,000 wildfires that damage approximately 5 million acres of land. In the first nine months of 2015, over 8 million acres have already burned. This is 200% higher compared to the same months in 2014. *iii.org. As of September this year,… Read more »

Did You Know September is National Preparedness Month?

Did You Know September is National Preparedness Month?

This year’s National Preparedness Month theme from FEMA and Ready.gov is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Disasters such as storms, flooding, hurricanes, and fires occur year-round throughout North America, which is why it is so important to be ready. Creating a plan and practicing it with your… Read more »