1. National Arson Awareness Week
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    National Arson Awareness Week

    Next week is National Arson Awareness Week (May 7-13, 2017) Each year for Arson Awareness Week (AAW), the U.S. Fire Administration gathers and shares information to raise awareness of arson or youth firesetting and provide individuals with strategies to combat these problems in their community. This year's theme is Arson prevention at houses of worship: Fire Prevention & Public Education / Outreach Materials...
  2. Prepare for Wildfire Season - Free Tools
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Prepare for Wildfire Season - Free Tools

    You can participate in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Saturday, May 6, by organizing an event to clear dried leaves and other flammable debris from your neighborhood. ?    Preparing for Wildfires ?    How to know if a Wildfire is near you. ?    Do you live in a Wildfire Prone Area? ?    Wildfire Safety ?    Stay healthy...
  3. Holiday Candles - Warm Glow or Blazing Inferno?
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Holiday Candles - Warm Glow or Blazing Inferno?

    Candles... December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. One-third of all candle fires start in the bedroom.  Keep Candles 12 inches away from anything flammable, and consider using flameless candles instead.    
  4. Water Your Christmas Tree Every Day
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Water Your Christmas Tree Every Day

    A dry tree is dangerous, because it can catch on fire easily. Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires each year. Typically, shorts in electrical lights or open flames from candles, lighters or matches start tree fires. Well-watered trees are not a problem. A dry and neglected tree can be. Watch this dramatic demonstration video below! See what happens when fire touches...
  5. Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

    The risk of having a home fire increases during the winter months: December, January, and February. To help teach the public about winter fire hazards and ways to prevent them, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up to promote “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires.” Learn more: Winter Fire Safety Winter Fires...
  6. Fire Safety is for Everyone (?)
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Fire Safety is for Everyone (?)

    While Fire Safety is a basic knowledge that should be available to everyone, often fire safety messaging misses target reaching lower income Americans, Share these articles: Fire Safety for Older Adults Fire Facts and Fire Safety Wildfire Safety Fireplace Glass Door Safety Safety Tips To Fireproof Your Home Sunny Day, Keeping the Fires Away…. How to know if a Wildfire is near...
  7. Winter Fires and Burns
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Winter Fires and Burns

    While Burn Awareness Week may have ended, Winter Fires and Burns should still be high on your list of safety concerns. Freezing Out Winter Fires As outside temperatures drop, houses heat up and burn injuries increase. Death by fire is torturous, scary, and often preventable. One American dies every 2 hours and 42 minutes from a fire injury, with almost...
  8. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Don't Fry the House Down Tomorrow!

    Season’s Gr-Eatings! According to the U.S. Fire Administration, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home fires involving cooking equipment. By making safety part of the Thanksgiving dinner menu, you can avoid preventable cooking fires. Here are some steps to follow when preparing your holiday feast: Test your smoke alarms to make sure they are working; Keep children at least 3...
  9. Categories: General Safety Topics

    Sound the Alarm! It is Fire Prevention Week.

    Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out. NFPA tell us to test every month! It’s Fire Prevention Week—help us sound the alarm that working smoke alarms save lives. Do you know...
  10. Categories: Info News

    Wildfire Safety

    With the recent wildfires and media, many are thinking about how safe their own home may be in the event of wildfire. There are many programs available for learning about fire safety and prevention, and everyone should be equipped to bug out in the event of any disaster - this means equipping with emergency kits as well and evacuation and...

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