October is Fire Prevention Month, and organizations like the American Red Cross are distributing information to help people lessen the fire risks within their homes. As the temperatures start to drop, many turn to space heaters to provide additional warmth in their homes or offices. Yet the U.S. Department of […]
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Most people associate winter-time house fires with the holiday season — think candles left burning unattended, Christmas trees (or Hanukkah bushes, if you prefer) falling over, decorative lights shorting, and electrical outlets being over-taxed and sparking. You need to prepare for these emergencies by practicing fire drills with your family. […]
We trust your clocks are now one hour behind (the extra sleep is glorious, the early darkness is not!) Daylight Saving Time is also the ideal time of year to swap out the batteries in your smoke detectors — or, if needed, change the detectors themselves. Ensuring your home’s smoke […]
Installing smoke alarms throughout your home — and keeping them in proper working condition — is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family and pets. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result in homes that lack working […]
Brush fires are always a concern in communities where homes are built deep into natural habitats such as the hills surrounding Los Angeles. These areas have been plagued by fire within recent years and recently we heard that planting succulents can serve as first line of defense against a fast […]
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Southern California who are fighting the wildfires as well as the people who have lost their homes and possessions. Here is a listing of emergency wildfire contact information including evacuation sites for people and animals as well as all government agencies that […]