|Posted on November 14, 2011 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
Did you know that heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening.
Half of homes heating fires are reported during the months of December, January and February.
|Posted on October 31, 2011 at 9:25 AM||comments (2)|
Flipping a light switch. Plugging in a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop computer. These are second nature for most of us. Electricity makes our lives easier. However, we need to be cautious and keep safety in mind.
Call a qualified electrician or your landlord if you have:
• Frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers
• A tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance
• A burning or rubbery smell coming form an appliance
• Discolored or warm wall outlets
• Flickering or dimming lights
• Sparks from an outlet
|Posted on October 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.
Cook with Caution:
IF YOU HAVE A COOKING FIRE...
Cooking and Kids
Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
|Posted on October 17, 2011 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
Plan Ahead! IF a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to KNOW what to do and where to go if there is a fire.
IF THE ALARM SOUNDS...
**If the smoke alarm sounds, GET OUT AND STAY OUT.
**Never go back inside for people or pets.
**If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO
under the smoke to your way out.
**CALL the fire department from outside your home.
|Posted on October 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
AND DON'T FORGET...
All smoke alarms should be tested at least once a month using the test button.