Stephen Dale

Director of technical services at Cincinnati Insurance, Stephen Dale is responsible for technical property loss control issues and for supervising property and liability specialists in the Loss Control department. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in fire protection and safety, is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer (P.E.) in Oklahoma, is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and currently serves on four National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards committees, including two that help write the Life Safety Code.

Carbon monoxide: Combustion’s deadly companion


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.

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Escape plans critical to surviving a fire


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.

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