Escape plans critical to surviving a fire

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This is the third of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Installing the proper safety equipment and having an emergency escape plan are two critical things that can make a difference in the event of a house fire. Make the necessary preparations now to improve the chances that your family will survive a house fire. Develop an emergency escape plan Create a plan that includes escape routes from each room of your home


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Correctly placed, working smoke alarms save lives

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This is the second of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Fifteen of every 16 homes have a smoke alarm, according to the National Fire Protection Association and United States Fire Administration. However, only three-quarters have a working smoke alarm. Many homes do not have sufficient numbers of alarms or do not have them located in the correct places.


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Post-flood boiler recovery can present hazards

Focus on safety when recovering equipment after a loss.

The recent flooding in Colorado demonstrates the importance of being prepared. If your business includes boilers or electrical equipment, there are things you can do to minimize a loss from flood damage. First, consult with an insurance professional to discuss the needs of your particular business before any loss occurs, concentrating on the “best practice” steps necessary to help you recover safely.


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Kitchen a hot spot for home fires, injuries

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This is the first of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. During its Fire Prevention Week observance October 6-12, the National Fire Protection Association focuses on the fact that more fires start in the kitchen than any other part of the home. Take the NFPA’s quiz to find out how much you already know about preventing kitchen fires. Then read on for some tips to help you practice fire safety[…..]


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