23 10, 2013

Halloween Decoration and Costume Safety


Because candles are frequently used in jack-o'-lanterns, flammability must be a top concern for parents when choosing costumes for their children. According to Good Housekeeping, costumes with spray-on glitter (even those that claim to be flame retardant) are the greatest risk, because the glue that holds the sparkles on can [...]

15 10, 2013

Fall tips to avoid damage to your home


Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters and wiring in [...]

3 10, 2013

Fire Emergency Readiness – Be Prepared


Add a new custom to the October traditions of Halloween candy, costumes and setting back your clocks: The end of Daylight Savings Time is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and to check the readiness of your fire extinguishers. Smoke alarms are commonplace in homes, [...]

30 08, 2013

Your Grill Should Cook, Not Burn


Every year, what should be a fun outdoor occasion for family and friends instead turns into tragedy at nearly 9,000 homes, causing deaths, injuries and tens of millions in property damage. We can assure you that fire damage and potential liability for injury to friends will be covered by your [...]