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Fire Safety

Did you know that the United States has one of the highest fire death rates in the industrialized world. Between 1993 and 1997, an average of 4,500 Americans lost their lives and another 26,500 were injured annually as the result of fire. Each year, fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined. Property loss due to fires is estimated at $8.5 billion annually. For more fire facts,Click Here. The following are things that you can do to help make your home safe from the ravages of fire:

Smoke Detectors

One of the best ways to protect yourself and your family is to install and maintain working smoke detectors on every level of your home. For information on what type of smoke detectors are best for you, where to install your smoke detectors, when to change the batteries, and how many smoke detectors you should have Click Here.

Fire Extinguishers

The addition of portable fire extinguishers to your home is another excellent way to help protect your home and family from fire. For information on the preferred types of portable fire extinguishers, proper use of a fire extinguisher, and where to purchase them Click Here.

Home Sprinkler Systems

Home or 'residential' sprinkler systems have grown increasingly popular in the past few years. There are several advantages to having such a system and it might be cheaper than you think to have one installed. Sprinkler systems can be installed during new home construction or may be retrofitted to an existing home. For more information Click Here.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Although carbon monoxide (CO) alarms will not provide warning of a fire, they are a cheap and efficient means of protecting you and your family from a "SILENT KILLER." Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that can and will kill you. Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion and may be produced by any one of many sources. For more information about carbon monoxide click on the appropriate link below:

About Carbon Monoxide
Sources of CO
All You Need To Know About CO

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