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Electrical Fire Risk Increases in Winter Months

The risk of electrical fire in residential settings increases during winter months, according to a recent study by the U.S. Fire Administration.  Thirty-two percent of the 24,000 electrical fires that occurred during that time period took place during the months of…

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Fire Prevention Week 2017: Plan 2 Ways Out

When you hear a fire alarm, you have about two minutes to make it outside safely. In the chaos and confusion a fire, knowing an escape plan and a backup plan, can mean the difference between life and death. That’s…

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Report: Southern States Have Highest Fire Death Rates

Southern states have had the highest fire death rates for the last three decades, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The report looked at fire death rates between 1981-1985 and again during the period between…

Electrical Safety Month Fire Prevention Tips from the NFPA

Every year, 1,370 people are injured and 420 die in fires that started from electrical failure or malfunction. To increase awareness about the reducing the risk of electrical fires, the National Fire Protection (NFPA) has released a report about and…

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Hartford Report Identifies 100 U.S. Cities With Highest Fire Risk

Using data from the U.S. Fire Administration, The Hartford insurance company has compiled a list of 100 U.S. cities with the highest risk of fire. As part of its Junior Fire Marshall program, the company is donating a total of…

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Smoke Alarms Often Fail to Wake Children, Studies Find

A new study by the University of Dundee is the latest to find that smoke alarms often fail to wake children.  The findings, consistent with earlier studies, confirm the need for improved smoke alarm technology and for adults to wake children…

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ABA Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week

Burn injuries are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. Because it is National Burn Awareness Week, February 5-11, 2017,  the American Burn Association (ABA) has compiled some safety tips to reduce the risk of injury.…

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MN Fire Deaths Fall to Second-Lowest Level

In 2016, annual fire deaths in Minnesota fell to their second-lowest level since the Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division​ (SFMD) began compiling those statistics in 1970, according to a preliminary report.  Thirty-six fire deaths were reported in…

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Dining In This Weekend? Follow These Safety Tips From the NFPA to Ring In the New Year Safely

Almost half of all home fires are cooking-related, according to a recent study by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). To reduce your risk of injury, follow these safety tips. Between 2010 and 2014, cooking was the source of 46…

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Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays

Holiday decorations pose a special fire and injury risk. Last year, 14,000 people were injured in incidents involving holiday decorations including falls, lacerations, back strains and ingestion of foreign objects To reduce the risk of injury while decorating and celebrating…

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Most Cooking-Related House Fires Happen on Thanksgiving

Most cooking-related house fires happen on Thanksgiving. In fact, the number of fires that occur each year on Thanksgiving is four times greater than any other of the year. To help everyone celebrate safely, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…