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Safety Tips: Fire Safety and Prevention

  • Smoke Alarms
    Properly installed and maintained, smoke alarms will give residents those crucial minutes they will need to escape.
  • Fires
    Each year, more than 4,000 Americans die and more than 20,000 are injured in fires, many of which could be prevented.
  • Fire Extinguishers
    Follow these simple guidelines to help you find the perfect fire extinguisher for all your lifesaving needs, determine when to use it and know how to operate it.
  • Burglar Bars
    Security bars may help keep your family safe from intruders, but they can also trap you in a deadly fire.
  • Emergency Escape Planning
    Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Here are some guidelines for creating your home escape plan.
  • Cooking
    There are many simple steps you can take to prevent a fire while cooking, and to protect against injury if a fire does occur.
  • Barbecue
    There are many common hazards to consider when using a barbeque grill. See some precautions to help keep your grilling safe.
  • Portable Space Heaters
    Portable space heaters pose a greater risk of causing a fire than central heating units. Safety must be a top priority when using these portable heating systems.
  • Mobile Homes
    There are many benefits to living in mobile homes, but residents should be aware of some safety concerns unique to these structures.