National Safety Month: Week Four, Fire Watch

National Safety Month: Week Three, Fire Watch

Fire safety has been a hot topic over the last several months as temperatures have been rising around the country and areas have been devastated by the aftermath. Wildfires have swept through the west coast and other areas of the nation. According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, from June 1 to September 11, 2015, there were approximately 1,571,218 acres … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Summer Grilling Safety 101

grilling safety

The weather is starting to warm up in many parts of the country which means people are spending more time outdoors exercising, going to the lake, entertaining and cooking outside with their grills. Grilling is a very popular method of cooking in the spring and summer and it’s important to review safety precautions to ensure a safe and tasty cooking … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Fire Extinguisher 101

fire extinguisher

It may sound like a simple task but the fact is, not everyone knows how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Typical extinguishers have ten seconds of power, depending on if it’s been partially used before. When you buy one, be sure to familiarize yourself with the instructions and proper use. Most fire departments even offer the service of teaching … Read More

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

FEMA is spreading the word about fire safety this Thanksgiving. I assumed all the holiday house fires were due to Christmas decorations, yule logs and twinkle lights gone wrong.  Apparently, a deep fried turkey is the culprit in many cases. Both FEMA and the USFA have lots of tips to keep your family and home safe. * Make sure you … Read More