Can you hold a candle to this quiz?


Candles add a festive touch to holiday gatherings. Although we enjoy their glow, candles can cause home fires, injuries and deaths.   Remember that a candle is an open flame that can ignite nearby materials: Use with caution! Take our five-question quiz to test your candle safety knowledge.

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Keep safe and warm when using space heaters


Many of us use portable electric space heaters to help keep us warm, but they can be hazardous if not used properly. Take precautions to keep your family safe from fire or burns. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an average of 50,100 home heating fires occurred in the U.S. each year from 2008 to 2010. About 900 fires are attributed to portable heaters. While they represent only 2 percent of home heating fires, portable heaters were involved in 45 percent of all heating fires with a fatality.

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College students, identity thieves want you


Ask most young adults about their valuables and they’ll probably note their car or their phone or their computer. They likely won’t mention their identity. “Why would anyone want my identity? I have no money and no credit.” Those are exactly the reasons identity thieves want them, especially if they’re college students and especially if their parents are paying for their living expenses.

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