In case of fire: Benefits of a monitored alarm system

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We know that functional smoke detectors can save lives and protect property, and every home should have them installed. But a monitored fire alarm system can offer additional property protection and benefits. Starting at about $100, the equipment can be surprisingly affordable and effective, and the monthly monitoring fee can be worth the expense in peace of mind and far offset the expense of a loss.


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Friendly fires: Tips to safely use a fire pit

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Fire pits and chimeneas have become very popular and are widely available for sale at garden and home stores. As you enjoy these products on a cool, fall evening, it is important to use them safely. Please keep these guidelines in mind: Please check with your local municipality to determine if these devices are legal or whether a permit is required. Determine whether a cover is required for a fire pit. Observe any burning bans or Red Flag warnings in your area, and comply with any ozone warnings that may[.....]


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College students may need fire prevention refresher

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This is the fifth of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Most campus-related fires occur in off-campus housing, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Fire Administration. Considering that the majority of the nation’s 20 million college students choose to live in off-campus housing, this puts a significant number of them at risk.


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