We’re not just blowing smoke about fire safety

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Even though smoking among adults has been on a steady decline since 1965, smoking is still the No. 1 cause of home fire deaths in the United States, according to the United States Fire Administration. If you smoke – or live with a smoker – use caution when handling smoking materials to keep you and your family safe.


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National Fire Prevention Week
teaches fire safety for all ages

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Better fire protection and materials design – along with more education – have combined to save lives and reduce financial losses from fires. In fact, due to the increased knowledge of fire protection and prevention, the number of U.S. fires over the last 25 years has been reduced by half.

National Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, is a great opportunity for you and your children or grandchildren to have fun while learning important fire safety precautions.


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Burn, rake or mow? A seasonal question

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The warm days and cool nights of autumn will soon arrive along with those beautiful leaves that we all enjoy so much. As majestic as those trees look while the leaves are still attached, what do we do when leaves begin falling to the ground, covering the landscape?

Many of us have happy childhood memories of burning leaves. But is that really the best alternative?


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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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