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People often ask how they can minimize the risk of fire deaths in their home. The easy and very simple answer to this question is: Obtain a smoke detector. If you have a properly functioning smoke detector in your home or apartment, your chances of dying in a fire may be reduced by 50%. In almost 40% of all the reported fires, smoke detectors sounded and provided the first warning of a fire.

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Fire Extinguishers Info and Tips.

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Hazardous Materials in the Home.

Hazardous materials in the home can be very dangerous not only to children, adults and pets living in the residence but also for the environment if materials are handled improperly. Common products within your home could make your home a potential site for a mini hazardous materials (hazmat) incident, particularly during an earthquake.

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A comprehensive guide to equip you and your family with the tools necessary to survive an emergency or disaster.

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Pipelines may be located anywhere, including under streets, sidewalks and private property, sometimes just inches below the surface. Excavation, planting, demolition and other forms of digging are a major cause of pipeline damage. That’s why it is important to know where they are before you begin any type of digging.

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How to Shut Off Your Gas
in Case of an Emergency
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It is important to know exactly where your gas meter is located (See Diagram A ) so that in the event of an emergency, you know how to shut it off.

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A Parents’ Guide to Fire Safety for Babies and Toddlers

My child is curiousabout fire. Should I be concerned? What can I do?

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Garage fires tend to spread farther and cause more injuries and dollar loss than fires that start in all other areas of the home.

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Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires — and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn.

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