Home Fires

In just 2 minutes, home fires can become life-threatening. In 5 minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for the thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames. Fire is HOT! Heat...

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Although Christmas tree fires are not common, they are more likely to be very serious when they occur. Follow these Christmas tree safety tips to make sure your holidays stay merry. Picking a TreeChoose a tree with fresh green needles that do not fall of when touched.Placing the TreeBefore placing the tree in the stand, cut 2" form the...

Smoke Detectors 101: The Basics

A smoke detector (also know as a Smoke Alarm) is a device that detects the presence of smoke, usually in the case of a fire. A Smoke Detector either detects smoke through a physical process called Ionization or optically called Photoelectric. In most homes, a smoke detector only sounds a local alarm but they can also be connected to your...