Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that forms from incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural or liquefied petroleum gas, oil, wood or coal. Facts and Figures Each year in the U.S., approximately 500 deaths are caused by non-fire-related...
Smoke Alarms for Home Safety

Smoke Alarms for Home Safety

Smoke alarms, also known as smoke detectors, are devices that detect smoke and issue an audible and/or a visual signal to alert residents to a potential fire. Facts and Figures According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Although most newer homes have smoke...
Pool Safety in the Home

Pool Safety in the Home

Each year, hundreds of young children die and thousands come close to death due to submersion in residential swimming pools. Clearly, we need to do all we can to enhance swimming pool safety.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has estimated that each year,...
Home Safety for the Elderly

Home Safety for the Elderly

“Aging in place” is the phenomenon describing senior citizens’ ability to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Those who age in place will not have to move from their present residence in order to secure necessary support...
House Numbers for Safety

House Numbers for Safety

House numbers serve a critical function for emergency personnel, so homeowners should make sure that they’re clearly displayed.  House numbers should be clear enough so that police, the fire department, paramedics, etc., can quickly locate properties in an emergency....
Clothes Dryer Vent Safety Tips

Clothes Dryer Vent Safety Tips

Proper maintenance of your clothes dryer vent can improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of your appliance.  Here are some important clothes dryer vent safety tips. House fires caused by dryers are far more common than are generally believed.  According to...