Space Heater Safety Tips

Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the United States. More than 65,000 home fires are attributed to heating equipment each year. These fire result in hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage.    Portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental […]

Home Heating Safety Tips for Older Adults

Colder winter weather increases the likelihood of heating related fires. These fires are the second leading cause of fire deaths among older adults.  Keep your home safe and warm all year long with these safety tips. Heating Safety Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, space heater, […]

Heat Your Home Safely

Follow these tips to safely heat your home during the frigid winter months 32% of home fires are caused by space heaters More home fires occur during the cold winter months than at any other time of year Make sure to follow these important tips before you plug in: Place space heaters on a flat, […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Cute as a Button…but Beware! Each year, nearly 3,500 people of all ages in the United States unintentionally swallow button batteries, also known as watch or coin batteries, used to power many electronics including toys, decorations, and remote controls.  56,667 people, including children, were hospitalized for battery ingestion related injuries between 1993 and 2013. All […]

Seasonal Safety

Each season of the year brings with it changes in the weather and our lifestyles. Warmer weather during the spring and summer months coaxes many people outside to participate in activities like swimming, boating, and gardening. The cooler temperatures of fall and winter, on the other hand, encourage many people to cozy up indoors.   […]

Heating Pads and Electric Blankets Safety

Heating pads and electric blankets cause almost 500 fires each year. Almost all of these fires involve electric blankets that are more than ten years old. There are two types of personal heating appliances, heating pads that are placed directly on the mattress and electric blankets. They are not meant to be used interchangeably or […]

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Electrical Safety

D.I.Y. Facts and Statistics D.I.Y. Safety Tips Power Tools and Equipment Safety Introduction Power Tool Facts and Statistics Power Tool Safety Tips Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) D.I.Y. Introduction Each year, thousands of people in the United States are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents, electrocution in their own homes. The […]