Home Safety Council News

Safety tips from Fire Corps to keep your family safe this holiday season

Celebrate safely - prevent fire and burn-related injuries during the winter months Utilize these safety tips and information from Fire Corps to help prepare your family, friends, and neighbors and ensure a safe and happy holiday season for all. The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends, family, and good food, but it is also a time to be conscientious of everyday hazards. Cooking SafetyAccording to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking...

Study reveals effectiveness of fire sprinklers in home fires

Prince George's County recorded no deaths in fires in any homes protected by home sprinklers Recent findings from a key study show the overwhelming effectiveness of mandatory home fire sprinklers in saving lives in municipalities with mandatory fire sprinkler codes for homes. Prince George's County, Md., the first county in the nation to require residential fire sprinklers in its building code, has reported that since 1992, when the code was first adopted, there...

FEMA community education specialists take part in Lowe's Safety Saturday

FEMA community education specialists will take part in Lowe's Safety Saturday Event part of National Preparedness Month Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community education specialists will be participating in Lowe's Safety Saturday. This information-sharing, public safety, preparedness event will be held Saturday, September 26, 10am - 2pm, in Augusta, ME. "Disasters can strike at anytime with or without warning," said FEMA Deputy Federal Preparedness Coordinator...

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