Renter Tips: Apartment Fire Safety 101

Do you live in an apartment or condominium? If so, do you know what to do in case there’s a fire when you’re home? To help you stay safe, the U.S. Fire Administration offers the following quick tips: Building Fire SafetyFire prevention tools in and around your apartment are essential for fire safety. Make sureContinue reading “Renter Tips: Apartment Fire Safety 101”

Space Heater Safety Tips

During the colder months, many families throughout the country rely on space heaters to help heat their homes. However, if not used properly, the devices could pose a serious fire risk. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC), portable electric heaters are involved in about 1,100 fires per year, resulting in about 50Continue reading “Space Heater Safety Tips”

How to Prevent Electrical Fires and Injuries

Electrical fires and accidents can result in property damage, shocks, burns and even death. Many tragedies can be prevented by using electrical outlets, cords and appliances correctly. Use Plugs and Outlets SafelyPlugs should fit snugly into electrical outlets. If a plug is loose, it or the outlet is likely damaged. Have a broken outlet replacedContinue reading “How to Prevent Electrical Fires and Injuries”