Category: Fire Safety

Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heater safety tips

Winter brings the bitter temperatures and often exposes the drafts in your home leaving you in the cold. And although space heaters are a convenient way to supplement your homes heat, they pose a several potential fire hazards. “Space heaters account for 43 percent of U.S. home heating fires and 85 percent of associated deaths”… Read more »

Here’s How to Practice Winter Holiday Safety

Fireplace Decorations for Holiday Season

At Agosti Fire Investigations, we, like most of our customers, love the holiday season. It’s a time to be together with your loved ones; to share some quality time with one another; and to enjoy the pleasure of gift giving. Each year, we make our customers aware of fire safety tips to keep them and… Read more »

Practice Fire Safety Tips This Thanksgiving Season

Burning Candles on Wooden Table Decorated for Fall

As we know, Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to be grateful. It’s when families and friends come together to share a warm meal during the holiday season. It’s just the start of the most wonderful time of the year, as they say. But as important as it is to be together during Thanksgiving season, it’s… Read more »

Fire Prevention Week is Approaching

Man Checking Smoke Alarm on Ceiling

Fires present a big problem for many Americans every year. There are more than 1.3 million fires that take place all across the U.S., and they cause more than 3,000 deaths and 14,000 injuries while doing almost $11 billion in damage to homes and businesses. And yet, there are still far too many people who… Read more »

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 »