By Michael Campbell Special to GUIDON As summer turns to fall, it’s a good idea to refresh your memory on fall fire safety tips. Some safety tips are the same regardless of the time of year, but many concerns are seasonal. Time changes mean battery changes Get in the habit of changing the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors every fall and spring … [Read more...] about Fire prevention: Are you prepared for fall?
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, residential grill fires cause an average of 10 deaths, 100 injuries and $37 million in damages each year, and 57 percent of those fires occur during the months of May, June, July and August. So, while it may be that time of year again where grilling becomes a favorite pastime, it’s important to remember to do so safely. The Fort Leonard … [Read more...] about Grill safely this summer
Special to GUIDON In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 1.3 million fires in the United States occurred in 2017, resulting in $23 billion in losses, 3,400 deaths and 14,670 injuries. The Department of Homeland Security urges everyone to keep in mind these … [Read more...] about Homeland Security: Fires and what you can do