Safety Tips

Portable Fireplaces

Tabletop or portable fireplaces are increasingly popular. Although these can be an attractive addition to your home, they can be dangerous. If you use an ethanol fueled fireplace you should follow these safety guidelines from the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association): Portable Fireplace Safety A portable ethanol burning fireplace, and the Read more…

By Tracker Designs, ago
Safety Tips

Space Heaters

Space heaters need space. That’s a key message from the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA). Space heaters annually account for one-third of reported U.S. home heating fires, and four out of five associated civilian deaths. Keep things that can burn at least Read more…

By Tracker Designs, ago
Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels burn incompletely. In the home, heating equipment that burns fuel is a potential source of carbon monoxide, with November, December and January representing peak months for (non-fire) carbon monoxide incidents. To reduce the risk Read more…

By Tracker Designs, ago
Safety Tips

Scalding Water

Scald injuries are painful, require prolonged treatment, and may result in lifelong scarring and even death. The American Burn Association recommends the following simple safety tips to decrease the risk to yourself and those you love from tap water scalds: Set home water heater thermostats to deliver water at a Read more…

By Tracker Designs, ago
Safety Tips

Home Heating

Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths. WFPD and The National Fire Protection Association recommend following these general home heating safety tips: Keep anything that can burn (including papers, rugs, and curtains) at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable Read more…

By Tracker Designs, ago
Safety Tips

House Numbering

If you have an emergency would your house be easy to find? Make sure your home and mailbox are well marked. House Address Numbers Should Be: Located above the garage door or the main entrance facing the street At least 6 inches tall An easy to see color Block numbers, Read more…

By Tracker Designs, ago
Safety Tips

Campus Fire Safety

Heading off to college is a highlight in the lives of many young adults. Unfortunately, with the newfound independence of college life comes an increased risk of fires. According to the Center for Campus Safety there have been 79 documented, fatal fires on a college campus, in Greek housing, or in off-campus Read more…

By Tracker Designs, ago
Safety Tips

Cooking Safety

Every year 13,000 people are injured in home fires, and with cooking being one of the leading causes of these fires it is important to remember safety when your are in the kitchen. If you have a cooking fire, just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you Read more…

By Tracker Designs, ago
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!