Since 1976, the Fire Administration has promoted research studies, development and testing, and demonstrations of residential sprinkler systems. Here's what you need to know about residential sprinkler system.
When using appliances follow the manufacturer's safety precautions. Overheating, unusual smells, shorts, and sparks are all warning signs that appliances need to be shut off, then replaced or repaired. Unplug appliances when not in use.
Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 485 Americans each year and injure 2,305 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures and appliance defects, but many more are caused by the misuse and poor maintenance.
The impact of smoke alarms on fire safety and protection is dramatic and can be simply stated. When fire breaks out, the smoke alarm, functioning as an early warning system, reduces the risk of dying by nearly 50 percent.
If you have a live tree inside your home, please check the water daily. It's a great chore for kids for the month of December. If your tree is artificial, please double check to make sure it is fire retardant.