Learn the facts about home fire sprinklers


In 2013, more than 300,000 residential fires caused 2,500 deaths and cost $6.8 billion in losses in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But NFPA research shows that installing a sprinkler system could save lives and reduce the damage done to a house by 70 percent.

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A closer look at Underwriters Laboratories


When the scientists at Underwriters Laboratories test a safe for fire resistance, they fill it with paper and expose it to a 2,000-degree fire. The test doesn’t stop there. Next, they drop the safe two stories and see how well it holds up.

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Protect your property against wildfire


Dry weather and drought may be of particular concern this year. El Nino weather conditions provide relief to some areas, but tend to cause worsening drought conditions through much of the West and Northwest. Now is the perfect time for residents and businesses in woodland, brush-filled or remote areas to take precautions and protect your property against wildfire.

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