Weather emergencies can strike at any time. Be prepared before they do.
Heating hour home with a wood burning appliance can be warm and comforting but there are some risks involved. Be sure to understand the risks before you install a fireplace or wood stove in you home.
In 2011-2015, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 54,030 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 480 civilian deaths, 1,470 civilian injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage. These fires accounted for 15% of all reported home fires.
Cooking Fire Safety.
Based on 2011-2015 annual averages:
Source: NFPA's “Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment" report
Electrical Fire Safety
Plan an escape route and know two ways out. Check out this video for more information.
Take a look at this video demonstrating what happens when fryers are not used safely.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!