Category Archives: fire safety

Red Cross and Troy Officials Team up for Prevention Month

As a part of the Red Cross’ Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Troy, NY residents will have the opportunity to receive a free smoke detector. Residents are encouraged to contact the Red Cross prior to 9/1 to request their smoke detector and request an install. After the program launch on 9/12, Red Cross volunteers and local partners will […]

Space Heater Safety in the Workplace

Are you using space heaters in the workplace because it’s always freezing in your office? You’re not alone. Space heaters can be a common fixture in the workplace during the colder months. However, when they are used incorrectly, space heaters can wreck havoc in the workplace, causing fires, electric sock and even produce carbon monoxide. […]

Thanksgiving Day Fires: Statistics and Safety Tips

Get the Facts • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day • Cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day, occurring more than twice as often than on another day. • Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. • Thanksgiving Day home fires cause more […]

Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze

It’s never too early to start preparing for the heating season. Follow this checklist of tips for heating safety. Are you being safe when it comes to heating your home?: 1. Has your furnace been inspected and serviced recently? A furnace should be properly serviced at least once a year. 2. Has your chimney or […]

October is Fire Prevention Month

October is fire prevention awareness month so today we’re releasing 10 home fire safety tips for you to start following in the month of October and continue for the rest of your life! The U.S. Fire Administration reports that fires kill more than 4,000 Americans each and every year. Approximately 20,000 people are injured in […]

Fire Training: Why is it Important in the Workplace?

Many businesses fail to give sufficient thought to workplace fire safety. In fact, many workers are quite clueless as to what to do to prevent fires and how to react when a fire does break out. Other than the fire drill, most workplaces place little to no emphasis on fire safety. The consequences of workplace […]