Know the Facts: Smoke Detector Safety

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Smoke detectors are the first line of defense in the event of a fire. When working properly, smoke alarms are very effective at alerting occupants that a fire is present and allowing enough time for escape. Since the introduction of the smoke detector to the U.S. markets in 1951, home fire deaths have dropped significantly. Unfortunately, there are still an … Read More

Fire Prevention Week: Halloween Fire Safety

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Jack-o’-Lanterns, trick or treater’s, hay bales, cornstalks and ghosts. These are just some aspects of Halloween that add up to what is sure to be a decorative and howling good time. But what if the proper precautions aren’t taken for fire safety? It’s often overlooked during this spooky time of year. Check out our tips below to ensure you have … Read More

Fire Prevention Week: Fire Escape Plan

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The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) reports that because fires can spread so rapidly in your home, it could leave you as little as two minutes to escape safely. When a fire starts, it grows in size very quickly and makes it easy to inhale smoke which can be deadly. Discussing the possibilities of a fire in your home is … Read More

Tip Tuesday: A Guide to Smoke Detectors

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“Don’t wait, check the date!” That’s the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association. The focus is on educating the public on the importance of updating your smoke alarms every 10 years from the manufacturing date. It’s safe to say that homeowners would collectively agree that smoke detectors are crucial to protecting their … Read More

Fire Prevention Week: The Beginning

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Perhaps you’ve never heard of Fire Prevention Week or maybe you’re interested in learning more. Fire Prevention Week began to memorialize the Great Chicago Fire which tragically occurred in 1871. It left 100,000 homeless, killed more than 250 people, burned more than 2,000 acres and destroyed more than 17,400 structures. It started on October 8 and burned well through the … Read More

Beware of Door Knockers

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The reputation of a door knocker is not a positive one: pushy, obnoxious and deceptive are just a few of the ways people describe them. Nor will they take no for an answer. Not only are some trying to sell services but others are attempting to use it as a way to break into your home or at least scope … Read More