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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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Radon: The Invisible Danger in Your Home

Radon. While maybe not as well-known as it cousins carbon monoxide or natural gas, this colorless, odorless, tasteless gas is just as deadly.  Produced naturally from the decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water, it has been proven to be the…

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Play It Safe at the Playground: Parental Supervision Required

Warmer weather is on its way and that means more time spent enjoying activities outdoors . The swimming pool, ball diamond, and playground are all fun places to be during the summer, but they also offer plenty of opportunity for injury, especially…

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There’s More to Fire Safety Than Meets the Eye

Where do you feel safest from the threat of a fire? At home? You’re not alone. A 2008 nationwide survey by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers showed that 79% of Americans feel safer from fire at home than in…

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Low Fuel in the Tank Can Mean High Prices Later

In today’s economic crunch, people are looking for every way to save an extra dollar or two. With gas prices around $4 per gallon, putting off gassing up your vehicle to squeeze every extra mile out of your vehicle before the next…

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Keep Those Home Fires Burning Safely

For many of us, a crackling fire in the fireplace is an indispensable part of the season.  Who doesn’t enjoy the warmth and cheer that emanates from the fireplace on a cold winter evening?

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Refresh Your Memory on Rules of the Road

We all like to think we’re safe drivers, right?  Obeying the speed limit, wearing our seatbelt, and keeping our eyes on the road are safe driving habits we should all practice.  But what about the actual driving laws in your…

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Drunk Driving: Some Staggering Statistics

The holidays are in full swing and that means plenty of holiday parties. These gatherings are great fun, filled with good company, bad gifts, and good drinks. Most of us have hit the eggnog a little too hard at one…

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Trim Your Tree with Safety!

Ready or not, the holiday season is here.  In addition to celebrating with family and friends, many people celebrate by decorating their homes.  However, along with this tradition comes an increase in the chance of fire.  Based on data from…

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Don’t Be A Turkey: Deep Frying Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about family, giving thanks for what you have…and turkey. Turkey is the main course for most Thanksgiving Day dinners, and sometimes people like to get creative with the way they cook it. One of the more popular cooking…

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