Grilling season is here, and with all the social distancing that 2020 has brought us, consumers are eager to do more home cooking at their backyard grills. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities.
Thunderstorms can develop rapidly and without warning – often accompanied by lightning. When thunderstorms form in your area and you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm.
Creating defensible space around your home or business could make a major difference in whether your structure survives a wildfire.
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With the dine-in restaurant world shut down, we are cooking more at home – and we have the grocery bills to prove it. But with more cooking and more time being spent at home comes the very real potential for kitchen-related fires and burns, including to children.
Now is a good time to review your wildfire preparation plans. Let’s discuss the why, the what and the how of wildfire preparation for homeowners and business owners.
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Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually. Maintaining a chimney through an annual inspection and cleaning is critical, especially as winter approaches and temperatures drop.
You can take steps to ensure your home is well prepared for winter weather – and that your family doesn’t get any colder than they want to be. Consider these suggestions for your comfort and safety.
Safety is a constant concern to those living in an area threatened by wildfire. Consider these tips to help you and your family before, during and after a wildfire.
High-rise buildings with residential uses pose unique risks that deserve special attention to safety. Whether you are purchasing a condo, staying in a hotel or living in a high-rise senior apartment or college dorm, consider whether the building is protected by automatic sprinkler systems.
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