Recent Fire Damage Posts

Keep Your Landscape Lush

12/15/2022 (Permalink)

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Keeping your landscape maintained and lush can save your home from a fire. When your landscape has dried out and is deprived of water it is an easy target for it to catch on fire. A dried-out landscape can cause indescribable damage from just a small spark. Not only would your house look nicer with a lush landscape, but it can actually save you a lot in damages. With the water that is in the grass, it is much harder for healthy grass to catch on fire. If you are looking for a new hobby or project that can increase the worth of your home consider fixing up your landscape. Working with nature can in return be relaxing and fun for you and your family to work on together. Although it will take time and money to maintain a beautiful lush landscape, the benefits that you will get out of it are priceless. 

What to Do During a Fire

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

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Fires happen daily throughout the country and unfortunately, not a lot of people have plans or proper escape plans. Here is a proper safety plan during a fire.

  • Crawl low under any smoke to your exit. Heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along with the ceiling.
  • When the smoke alarm sounds, start moving to the nearest exit.
  • If the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke, you will need a second way out. A second route might be a window onto a roof or a ladder for escape from upper-story windows.
  • If there is smoke blocking your door or the first way out, use your second way out.
  • Before opening a door feel the doorknob and door.
  • If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop, and roll, stop immediately, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. Roll over or back and forth until the fire is out. If you or someone else cannot stop, drop, and roll, use a blanket or towel and try to lower the flames. Use cool water to treat the burn for 3 to 5 minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth and get medical help right away by calling 911 or the fire department.

Fire Facts

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

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The National Fire Association has collected the data from the years 2011-2015 in order to make the following conclusions.

- Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, causing 47% of home fires that resulted in 20% of the home fire deaths and 45% of the injuries.

- Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.

- Clothing is the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but clothing ignitions lead to 18% of the home cooking equipment fire deaths.

- Ranges or cooktops account for the majority (62%) of home cooking fire incidents.

- Unattended equipment is a factor in one-third (33%) of reported home cooking fires and a half (43%) of the associated deaths.

- Frying dominates the cooking fire problem.

- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.