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Fire Safety Infographic: What You Should Know

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Space Heater Safety Tips Infographic

Did you know that space heater fires make up half of all winter home heating fires? Learn a few interesting statistics about space heater fires, and the steps you and your family can take to avoid them. Space heater safety … Continue reading

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Put a Freeze on Winter Holiday Fires

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Do You Need to Clean Your Dryer Vent?

Lint buildup in your clothes dryer vent is a fire hazard. In addition, clogged vents waste energy and can cause the heating element and blower in the dryer to wear out quicker.

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Prevent Dryer Vent Fire – Infographic

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Dryer Fires and How to Prevent Them

Many families don’t know that clothes dryers can be a leading cause of fires in the home – approximately 15,000 every year. http://www.safetyathome.com/home-safety/home-safety-articles/dryer-fires-and-how-to-prevent-them/

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Americans put their homes at risk during holidays

A new survey from Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods, shows that more than half don’t follow common theft and fire safety precautions. http://warwickadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121205/NEWS02/121209974

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What Really Happens in a House Fire

It only takes half a minute for a small flame to turn into a full blown life threatening fire. Learn how you can best protect your home, your loved ones, and your own life. http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20647406,00.html

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Majority of home heating fires occur in chimneys left uncleaned

Chimney fires seem counter-intuitive. How can something built to handle heat, smoke and fire actually catch fire? http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2012/10/almost_75_of_home_heating_fire.html

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Rossen Reports: Popular smoke alarms may go off too late, experts warn

When you buy a smoke detector, you assume it will sound quickly in a fire, giving you plenty of time to escape. But some experts warn that’s not always true. In fact, we found that the most common type of … Continue reading

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