Safety Tips

College Dorm Fire Safety

Fire Safety Inspection For Fraternities and Sororities As students go off to college and leave the comforts of home, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning about the dangers of fires in college housing such as dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks. According to National Read More »

Campus Fire Safety

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), the number of reported fires in the dormitory occupancy group increased 3% from 3,200 in 1980 to 3,300 in 2005. In comparison, structure fires of all types declined 52% from 1980 to 2005. Safety Tips College Dorm Read More »

Barbecue Safety

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.   Facts & figures In 2003-2006, U.S. fire departments responded to an Read More »

Toddler Safety

Love alone didn’t save her. Practicing fire safety did. Children under age 5 are twice as likely as the rest of us to die in a fire. Each year, thousands of children are injured or killed in home fires, and 40 percent of them are under Read More »

Residential Fire Sprinklers

Fire sprinkler systems are valuable life safety devices which are common in commercial buildings such as schools, shopping malls, office buildings, and warehouses. However residential fire sprinklers are being promoted by the fire service as a way to reduce the loss of life due to Read More »

Before Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

To prepare for winter weather you should do the following: Add winter supplies to your emergency kit  Rock salt Shovel Blankets/clothing Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact Read More »

Safety Tips for Students

Candles Make sure candles are in sturdy holders and put out after each use. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep candles away from draperies and linens. Use flameless candles which are both safe and attractive. Learn About Candle Safety » Cooking Cook only where Read More »

Traveling To and From School

Review the basic rules with your youngster: School Bus If your child’s school bus has lap/shoulder seat belts, make sure your child uses one at all times when in the bus. If your child’s school bus does not have lap/shoulder belts, encourage the school to Read More »

Flash Flood Safety Rules

Avoid driving, walking, or swimming in flood waters. Move to higher ground. Stay away from high water, storm drains, ditches, ravines, or culverts. Six inches of fast-moving water can knock you off your feet. Do not let children play near storm drains. If you come Read More »

Grilling Safety tips

How to keep your summer BBQ… From Going up in Flames Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grill and the tray below the grill. Never leave your grill unattended.  Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the Read More »