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Keep Children Safe From Fire & Burn Injuries on Halloween

Children love costumes, treats, going door-to-door, and the friendly frights of Halloween parties. These can all be safe and fun activities for all of us, even younger children. However, flames can quickly ruin Halloween festivities. Keep children safe from fire and burn injuries by following these six tips: Use battery-powered candles or flashlights to decorate […]

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Four Fire Facts You Should Know

Every day, Americans experience the horror of fire but most people don’t understand fire. Here are four facts about fire that you should know: Fire is fast. There is little time. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes […]

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Fire Prevention Week: Home Fire Safety Tips

Each year, more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually. Home fires can be prevented. To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads quickly; there is no […]

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Fire Prevention Week: Don’t Wait. Check the Date

Fire Prevention Week is October 9 through 15. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” “Don’t Wait – Check the Date!” represents the final year of the National Fire Protection Safety Associations’ (NFPA) three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm […]