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Handling Small House Fires in a Few Easy Steps

March 5, 2013 – 1:59 pm Comments Off

Small house fires can happen to anyone. And can ignite quickly and unexpectedly, mostly in the kitchen. In fact, there are more than 150,000 kitchen fires in the United States yearly, injuring thousands. Cooking mishaps are the major …

Fire Safety- The Year-Round Season

February 22, 2013 – 7:49 pm Comments Off

As the seasons change, so do home fire hazards. The best way to protect your family is to remain vigilant about fire safety year-round. Most people believe their family will never be affected by a home fire; …

Fanfare, Fun and Fireworks

June 25, 2012 – 6:20 pm Comments Off
Fanfare, Fun and Fireworks

Summer is upon us and that means baseball, apple pie and the Fourth of July—which, of course, means fireworks.

The lure of pyrotechnics is almost irresistible for many, especially kids. In fact, there has been a …

Safe at Home: Heating Tips

January 7, 2012 – 2:56 pm 2 Comments
Safe at Home: Heating Tips

As temperatures drop and we spend more time indoors, it’s important to be aware of the dangers presented by your home heating equipment. According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Some …

The Babysitter’s Checklist

January 2, 2012 – 2:51 pm Comments Off
The Babysitter’s Checklist

Babysitting can be a great way to earn money. But, with the job comes a responsibility to know how to prevent injuries and keep those you watch safe. You can protect yourself and the children for whom you …

Keeping a Fire-Free Kitchen

December 19, 2011 – 12:03 pm Comments Off
Keeping a Fire-Free Kitchen

Even the best-planned events can result in tragedy. It can happen on an ordinary Saturday night. You’ve invited a few friends to a dinner party and as the food is underway on the stove, you decide to …

Never Skimp on the Home Inspection

December 9, 2011 – 10:39 am 7 Comments
Never Skimp on the Home Inspection

Robin, a 22-year-old single mom, just purchased her first home to raise her young daughter.
Robin wanted to hire a home inspector, but the sellers had already hired some one to perform a home inspection and …

Trick-or-Treat! Tips for Halloween Safety

September 30, 2011 – 8:47 am Comments Off
Trick-or-Treat! Tips for Halloween Safety

On a night filled with ghosts, goblins and spooky stories, Halloween is undoubtedly one of the most spine-chilling nights of the year, especially for parents. Filled with nostalgic memories of their own trick-or-treating adventures, parents look forward to creating new memories with their …

On Campus: Fire Safety Rules

September 28, 2011 – 12:42 pm Comments Off
On Campus: Fire Safety Rules

Did you know that from 2003-2006, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 3,570 structure fires each year in dormitories, fraternities and sororities, resulting in seven deaths and 54 fire injuries?
By now, college is back in full swing. For many, …

How to Ensure Your Baby Formula is Safe

September 22, 2011 – 9:11 am Comments Off
How to Ensure Your Baby Formula is Safe

New and expectant parents take note: powdered infant formula is safe.
However, it is not sterile and, therefore, has a minute chance of bacteria growth in the powder. So what, as parents, can we do to protect our infant children? Some mothers are not able to breastfeed and …