Fire Extinguisher Recalled

Kidde fire extinguisher Recalled

Fire extinguishers are one of the most important supplies every residential and commercial tenant or homeowner should have available. But what happens when a fire extinguisher not only doesn’t work in times of need, but also, can harm you in the process? It is incredibly important to check the make and model of your fire… Read more »

Check the Make and Model of Your Dehumidifier in Midst of Recalls

Check for Dehumidifier Recalls

If your house gets humid once the spring and summer roll around, you’ve probably gotten into the habit of using a dehumidifier to take care of it. Dehumidifiers can be especially helpful for those who have basements that get especially humid and wet once it gets hot outside. If you are planning to use a… Read more »

Reflecting on the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Even 147 years later, historians have yet to determine whether or not the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was set intentionally, or by accident. Whatever the cause, it was detrimental. The Great Chicago consumed an entire American city is a famous example of what can happen when a fire gets out of control. The story… Read more »

Information Regarding Holiday and Winter Related Fires

Winter Related Fires

The holiday season can be a lot of fun, filled with loved ones, sweet treats, and twinkling lights. We often forget that the holiday season is also one of the most dangerous times of the year when it comes to home fires. People often light candles to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. They… Read more »

Understanding the Installation and Maintenance of Smoke Alarms

Fire Safety Tips

Some of the most important things located inside of your home are the smoke alarms that you have installed. In the event of a fire, smoke alarms will alert you to the presence of a fire, notifying people to evacuate a home or a building as quickly as possible. Before installing smoke alarms, the National… Read more »

Investigation Continues for String of Rockford Arsons

Fire Investigation

Rockford, IL has experienced a string of arsons in June and July that are still being investigated. A serious of three fires have occurred in downtown Rockford, that are believed to be arson according to local, state, and federal investigators. One fire occurred at an old furniture building and the two other fires occurred in… Read more »

Causes of Winter Fires

Winter Fires

While you may think that home fires are not as common throughout the cold of winter, that’s unfortunately not true. Falling temperatures and snow outside do little to stop the spread of fires, and there are actually a few reasons why fires can be more prevalent during this time of year. We’re here to go… Read more »

Fire Safety in the Fall

Smoke around a ceiling smoke detector

Just because the seasons are changing doesn’t mean that there are any less fires. It seems that people are fooled. Just because the weather is colder, especially if you’re in certain parts of the country, such as Chicago, that it means that we are at less risk of fires. Just because we have entered fall… Read more »

Taking Fire Prevention to the Streets

In this blog, we talk a lot about fire codes. It is important for all of us to educate the public on them and other fire prevention measures. Fire codes in particular are important to promote since they frequently change and are often different from state to state, city to city. Many fire officials are… Read more »

Using Social Media to Promote Fire Safety

We haven’t talked much about social media trends on this blog, but they are changing the way we communicate in this county and it’s ever-evolving because it’s forcing us to change on a daily basis. Needless to say, we will never be the same, and that’s a good thing; for example, social media is affecting… Read more »