Change the Clock & Check your Smoke Alarms!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in ,

Change the Clock & Check your Smoke Alarms!

This weekend we are “springing ahead” for daylight savings time. It is a good time to check your smoke alarms and change the batteries. In the unfortunately event of a fire, a smoke alarm can save your life and also your loved ones. Since most fatal fires occur at night, every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning to escape and call the fire department. Did you know that smoke alarms have a life span? Most of us might think that they last forever, but...

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How to Prevent Chimney Fires

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in

There’s nothing better than cozying up next to the fireplace with hot chocolate and a movie in the winter time.  However, fireplaces can actually be dangerous and cause house fires if they are not taken care of properly.  It can be avoided if you follow the steps to clean your chimney. Fireplaces, wood burning stoves and chimneys should be inspected before using them each year. The key is to keep creosote from building up. Creosote is a flammable, sticky substance caused by...

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Do you have a fire safety plan for your family?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in ,

October Is “National Fire Safety Month” and while researching this topic, I came across many articles that support the need for every household to create a fire safety plan and to practice it with a fire drill. Have you created a fire drill plan with your family?  46% of U.S parents report that they have never practiced a home fire drill with their family. Did you know that Fire departments respond to calls for a fire every 23 seconds that take the lives of thousands of...

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