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Electric space heaters are often great ways to warm yourself and your home when it is cold outside. However, space heaters are sensitive equipment. Like other sources of heat, they pose a fire risk to your home and your family. In fact, space heaters have been responsible for about 79 percent of fatalities in home fires. READ MORE >>

As we turn our focus to the upcoming National Fire Prevention Week (October 9th to 15th), here is a little history on why we have set this time aside.  Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 peopl... READ MORE >>

Fire is a concern no matter where you live. In a house, you at least have control (for the most part) over fire prevention. In an apartment, on the other hand, a fire that breaks out in another nearby unit can burn through the walls until it reaches your belongings and your unit. READ MORE >>

Many people enjoy having a fireplace in their home. Not only does it provide a relaxing ambiance, but it cuts back on utility costs. As the first cold nights of the season roll around, many are stocking their wood supply and looking forward to lighting the first fire in the fireplace. READ MORE >>

October is Fire Prevention Month. Every year in the United States, about 3,000 people lose their lives in residential fires. One of the leading causes of death is from the inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not from burns. Smoke travels farther and faster than flames. READ MORE >>

On Fox 6 News in Milwaukee, I recently watched coverage of a home that was destroyed by a fire caused by 15 years of lint build-up in the dryer. Not only should you clean your lint trap after each use, you should inspect your dryer’s motor, as well as the vent that runs outside every year. READ MORE >>

Have you been wanting a new Kindle Fire? Well, now is your chance to get one... for free! You can enter the contest in one of four different ways: Refer a Friend Write a Review Request a Quote Like Us on Facebook It's so easy! Visit our contest page to learn more. READ MORE >>

That Smokey the Bear is a smart fellow…err…animal mascot. According to statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center, 64,807 human-caused fires burned more than 1.3 million acres of wild land in 2010. That's 1.3 million acres that didn't have to burn had the YOU part of the equation followed proper burning protocol. READ MORE >>

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