Fire Safety: Fire Extinguishers and Their Types

A man checking the pressure of a fire extinguisher, with another fire extinguisher behind the focal one.Your home is a safe haven, but it can only remain so if you take the appropriate precautions. Essential safety items keep your home protected, and of these items, one of the most important is fire extinguishers. Having the right fire extinguisher in your home can save you and your family’s lives and prevent serious damage to your house. However, it’s important you become familiar with everything there is to know about your fire extinguisher. Let’s discuss fire extinguishers and their types, so you’re fully prepared for a disaster. [Read more…]

How to Develop Your Family’s Fire Escape Plan

Smoke rising up to a smoke detector on the ceiling, stressing the importance of developing your family’s fire escape plan During a fire, there’s no room for hesitation. Some families may feel overconfident about their preparedness for such an event. When it comes to fire safety, many are only aware of the bare essentials, and many more don’t even have an escape plan. Despite the precautions you may take to ensure an accidental fire doesn’t break out, factors beyond your control can trigger a blaze. That’s why it’s so important to improve or develop your family’s fire escape plan so that every member is aware of their role. [Read more…]

Preventing Dryer Fires in Your Home

Fire on the roof of a homeThere are many possible causes of a house fire, from leaving a candle burning unattended to forgetting the oven is on when you leave the house. One of the most overlooked causes though is your clothes dryer. Dryers cause thousands of home fires each year, and in increasing numbers during the winter months. They take lives and cause hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage annually. Luckily there are multiple ways to help protect yourself and reduce the likelihood of a dryer fire. [Read more…]