Preventing House Heating Fires

Preventing House Heating Fires

Although trending downward since the early 1980s, heating fires remained the second leading cause of home fires in 2021. An estimated 32,200 home heating fires were reported to fire departments within the United States. These fires caused an estimated 190 deaths, 625 injuries and $442 million in property loss. About fires Home heating fire prevention Smoke

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Preparing for power outages

Preparing for power outages

Winter and even spring storms may bring power outages that can disrupt things like communications, utilities,  transportation, stores, gas stations and ATMs, and prevent your ability to use electrically powered medical devices. It’s important to be prepared for power outages. Preparing for a power outage During a power outage

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Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday Fire Safety

Holiday decorations, candles and trees are a great way to get in the holiday spirit, but they also cause an increased risk of home fires. Here are some tips to keep your home festive and safe this holiday season. Christmas tree fire prevention and safety According to the National Fire Protection Agency: Dangers of a

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Holiday Cooking Safety

Holiday Cooking Safety

Prevent kitchen fires with these simple safety tips The holidays are almost here and that can mean big cooking projects and lots of distractions when your home is full of guests. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. and it’s also the leading cause of fire injuries. According to the National

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year, FEMA’s Ready Campaign focuses on protecting your lasting legacy with preparedness. The life you’ve built is worth protecting. That’s why it’s important you’re prepared. Do you have a plan

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Stay safe during Ozone Alert days

Stay safe during Ozone Alert days

The Mid-America Regional Council tracks regional air quality and issues a daily SkyCast forecast from March to October. When an Ozone Alert is issued via the SkyCast, an unhealthy concentration of ozone pollution is predicted for the following day. This means that active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit

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