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4 Fast Facts About Fire

The United States Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), believes that fire deaths can be reduced by teaching people the basic facts about fire. Below are some simple facts from the USFA .

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After a Fire Common Homeowner Mistakes

In the aftermath of a house fire, most homeowners are too distraught to think clearly about what to do next such as secure the property, remove important documents and notify the mortgage company.

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After a Fire Questions You May Be Asked

After the fire, you may have a meeting or interview with a fire chief, fire marshal and/or arson investigator. This helps the fire department decide the cause of the fire, which may also impact your insurance claim.

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Apartment Fires What You Should Know

This list accompanies Help – House Fire. [WHN page link TK] Be sure to read that as well as the following tips.

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Backyard Fire Pit Safety Tips

Sitting around a fire is an American summer past time we hold dear to our hearts. However, not all of us can escape to the woods for the true campfire experience. Backyard fire pits are becoming a popular alternative to camp fires.

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BBQ Safety Tips

Grilling is an American favorite. But if you're not careful, it can be a fire hazard. Read through these safety tips from the Home Safety Council.

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Campfire Safety 101

Toasting marshmallows and roasting hotdogs over a crackling campfire is one of the most popular American summer activities. Be safe and follow these tips.

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Emergency Window Decals Why NOT to Use Them

Do you have fire decals on your windows? Interestingly, nearly all modern fire departments around the country do not recommend using them. Here are some reasons from the National Fire Prevention Association.

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Fire Safety Questions and Answers

What to know before a fire.

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Kids and Fire Safety

Getting kids involved in fire safety is important…and often not the first thing kids want to do when they could be playing with friends. Here are some tips to get your kids input on family fire safety.

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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

According to FreeMD, carbon monoxide is the leading cause of death by poisoning in the United States. Learn how to avoid becoming one of those numbers.

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Quick Fire Preparedness Tips

We've found we've found several blogs where people have said that their own home took only 5-10 minutes to burn. Whether you have 5 minutes or all afternoon, here are quick tasks could save you from a financial heartache down the road.

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Smoke Alarm Safety Guidelines

Over 90 percent of U.S. homes have at least one smoke alarm, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA). Here are some tips from their site.

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Testing GFCI Electrical Outlets

Here's what you need to know about GFCIs.

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Top 10 Cooking Safety Tips

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. It is also the leading cause of home fire injuries. Educate yourself now on fire prevention and what to do if a fire does occur.

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Using a Fire Extinguisher

Here are some helpful tips and suggestions about fires and the use of fire extinguishers. Need more? Talk to your local fire and police officials about safety training programs in your area. Remember - be safe and be smart.

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What Firefighters Do

Fire fighting is no easy task. Here are some basics about these truly heroic people.

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Wildfires What Homeowners Need to Know

The more you know and understand about the causes of wildfires, the better you can protect yourself, your family and your home from wildfire loss and injury.

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