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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Carbon monoxide: Combustion’s deadly companion

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This is the fourth of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Burning wood in a fireplace. Heating a home with a gas furnace. Cooking on a gas stovetop. Grilling with charcoal. Running a combustion engine such as an automobile or generator. Drying clothes in a gas dryer. Many of us enjoy these modern conveniences, but what is the danger they all have in common? Carbon monoxide. In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 80,000 non-fire carbon monoxide incidents. In 2008[.....]


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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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