Category: Fire Safety


Hazards in Your Home Storage Areas



Many American families have an accumulation of stuff in their homes: gasoline cans, spare oil, half-containers of antifreeze, fertilizer, yard pesticides and other materials all compressed together into one poorly ventilated space. This creates the perfect conditions for vapors, chemical reactions and combustibles like cardboard boxes to accumulate, heat up and ignite. As you think […]

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Is Your Chimney ‘No Good’ ?



The above vintage postcard is cute, but on a serious note chimney fires are dangerous and proper maintenance and regular inspections can help prevent them. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CISA) is all about advancing public awareness about the dangers of chimney fires. The article The Facts About Chimney Fires has many useful maintenance […]

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Important Fire Safety Tips

How safe is your home from a fire? And if the worst happened, would you know what to do? These are potentially life-saving questions every adult should be able to answer because every year there are more than 1.3 million fires in US homes — more than  6,200 in Maine alone, 200-plus of them in […]

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