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Saturday, November 18, 2017 Whether it’s a menorah, a candelabra or a single taper, it’s safe to say that candles are everywhere this holiday season. If you're planning on lighting a candle or two this holiday season, here are the 10 commandments of candle safety. Thou shall not leave thy candle unattended. READ MORE >>
Friday, November 17, 2017 Autumn has arrived, and soon it will be time to celebrate Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. But before you break out the space heaters, candy and candles for decorating, take a moment to educate yourself on fire hazards to ensure your home and family's safety year-round. READ MORE >>
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Make sure you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen when preparing this year's Thanksgiving feast because it's better to be safe than sorry.
An estimated 2,100 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the United States on Thanksgiving Day for each year from 2011 t... READ MORE >>
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 The holiday season is a time when people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crimes. People are often in a rush buying gifts, decorating their homes, visiting friends or traveling. READ MORE >>
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Thanksgiving, the day Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate, cook and eat, is the nation’s leading day for cooking fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (USFA), the number of cooking fires on Thanksgiving is three times as high as on any other day of the year. READ MORE >>
Friday, November 10, 2017 (photo credit: Betty Crocker) Your family will gobble up this rich chocolate cake with chocolate frosting cut and decorated to resemble a turkey. Happy Thanksgiving! Ingredients 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix 1 cup water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs READ MORE >>
Thursday, November 9, 2017 Both hunters and non-hunters alike can safely share the great outdoors. Fall is hunting season throughout the U.S. and a great time to remind anyone who loves autumn recreation—hunters, anglers, hikers, mountain bikers, birders or campers—how to enjoy and safely share the great outdoors. READ MORE >>
Thursday, November 2, 2017 We all know the saying to help us remember to adjust our clocks for the daylight saving time changes (this Sunday in case you are wondering). But, what can we do to help workers adjust to the effects of the time change? A few studies have examined these issues but many questions remain on this topic including the best strategies to cope with the time changes. READ MORE >>
Thursday, November 2, 2017 As winter approaches, some people are affected by daylight getting shorter. For some, it’s a minor change in mood and others experience a deep depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). What causes this? READ MORE >>
Monday, October 30, 2017 While stocking up on sugary sweets is a top priority for little tykes this time of year, Halloween fire safety should be at the top of your list to keep everyone's experience fun and enjoyable. The spirit of Halloween may be spooky, but nobody wants a real tragedy on All Hallows Eve. READ MORE >>