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The Great Escape

I am sure we all can recall partaking in fire drills at school or our place work. They’re done so often they become rudimentary. However, people often forget or ignore the importance of preparing an fire escape plan for where…

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Grilling Safety Tips for Homeowners

Independence Day is right around the corner and many people celebrate with cookouts. While some people enjoy outdoor barbecues year round, summertime is ultimately the most popular time for grilling out. The best way to enjoy a summer of outdoor barbecues…

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Cooking Up Kitchen Fire Safety

Cooking fires are the number one causes of both house fires and fire-related injuries. Unattended cooking accounts for nearly 90 percent of these fires.

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The ABCs of Fire Extinguishers – What You Need to Know

It might seem hard to believe, but there are some people that feel fire extinguishers are not a valuable fire protection method. The fact is, most people have limited knowledge of fire extinguishers and their intended use. A fire extinguisher…

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Fire in Apartment 2B? Check The Stove!

The lead story on today’s local evening news covered another in a recent string of apartment fires in the San Antonio, Texas area.  As I listened to interviews with apartment residents whose lives had been impacted in a sudden, terrible…

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Stay Warm But Stay Safe This Winter!

We just had a beautiful weekend here.  Saturday it was sunny and the temperature was near 70 degrees.  Today, just two days later, it was 29 degrees when I got up to walk the dogs this morning.  Winter is definitely on its way. …

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Extinguish Your Risk of Home Fires

October 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week.  There’s no better time to turn our attention to home fire safety.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds in 2010.  In 2010, U.S. Fire…

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