Holiday Safety Tip 8: Smoke Alarms

Tis the season – to celebrate safely! Remember these Twelve Holiday Safety Tips. 8) Need a perfect gift idea? How about a smoke alarm? Every home needs a working smoke alarm in each bedroom, outside sleeping areas, and on every level, including the basement. And remember to test your own to make sure they’re working. […]

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 […]

Prevent Common Kitchen Hazards

Cooking hazards are the #1 cause of home fires Older adults account for more than 30% of fire-related deaths annually Kitchen Safety Practices  Stay in the kitchen at all times when you’re cooking Keep flammable items away from the stovetop and other hot surfaces Unplug countertop appliances when not in use Never use an over […]

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, […]

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 […]

ESFI’s Carbon Monoxide Alarm Safety Tips

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is created when common fuels such as natural gas, oil, wood or coal burn incompletely. This odorless, colorless, tasteless gas is often called the “silent killer” because it is virtually undetectable without the use of detection technology like a CO alarm. Installation Tips Install CO alarms on […]

Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is created when common fuels such as natural gas, oil, wood or coal burn incompletely. This odorless, colorless, tasteless gas is often called the “silent killer” because it is virtually undetectable without the use of detection technology like a CO alarm. Carbon Monoxide Statistics On average, about […]