Wrapping up the Holidays: Preventing Winter Fires

Nearly half of home fires occur during the months of December, January, and February. Keep your home and family safe after the holidays with these post-holiday year-end tips. 25% of holiday fires are caused by decorations Never leave holiday decorations on while sleeping or away from home 210 home fires a year are caused by […]

Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips

Home Heating Fire Prevention Tips. Heating equipment caused an estimated 50,500 home fires and 500 deaths between 2013 and 2017 according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from heat sources Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn off when leaving a […]

Home Cooking Fire Prevention Tips

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Ranges or cooktops cause 62% of home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips. Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop. Always unplug counter top alliances when not in use.  Make sure […]

In The Right Light – Decorate Your Home Safely During The Holidays

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 860 home fires caused by holiday decorations occur each year. An additional 210 home fires are caused by Christmas trees per year. Follow these steps to ensure you decorate your home safely during the winter holidays. Make sure all extension cords and electrical decorations are marked for proper use Outdoor […]

Avoid the 12 Dangers of Christmas

Learn from the mistakes of the naughty Christmas elf as you and your loved ones celebrate the holiday season. While the holidays are a characteristically joyous time of year, they can also be hazardous if simple safety precautions aren’t followed.  Learn from the mistakes of the naughty Christmas elf as you and your loved ones […]

Not all Imposters are Easy to Spot: Avoid Counterfeit Electronics

The saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it usually is.” should come to mind when you find electrical products that are far below competitor prices.  But electrical products are uniquely hazardous when impersonated.  They have not undergone testing by an independent laboratory, likely do not comply with industry safety requirements, and since its […]

Holiday Fire Prevention: It’s the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Between 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 860 home structure fires that began with holiday decorations and an additional 210 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees according to the National Fire Protection Association. Keep decorations or any other flammable items at least 3 ft away from open flame and heat sources. […]

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The winter holiday season is traditionally a festive and eventful time of year. Celebrations, family gatherings and visits from house guests traditionally increase in number during the season. Unfortunately, statistics show that incidents of home fires and electrical accidents typically increase during winter months. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 30 percent of […]

Children and Holiday Safety Video Public Service Announcement (PSA)

The holidays are a magical time of year for children. Yet, this season is also a time when many children experience preventable injuries. Illuminated decorations and gifts are staples of the holiday season, but can also be hazards if simple precautions aren’t taken. Help your family “play it safe” throughout the holiday season by following […]

Preventing Holiday Decorating Hazards Video Public Service Announcement (PSA)

While decorative lights and other electrical decorations add to the splendor of the season, they can increase the risks of fire and electrical injuries during the holidays if not used safety. Follow the basic safety guidelines outlined in this high-quality video to help prevent serious electrical and fire hazards as you decorate your home and […]