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Have a safe ‘trick-or-treat’ night by observing these Halloween safety tips from the NFPA

Halloween is upon us and Monday children are out wearing costumes and trick or treating for candy. Although this holiday is best known for fun, festivities and games, there are hidden fire hazards on Halloween, too. Fortunately, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has provided Halloween safety tips to ensure that trick-or-treating is safe. “Halloween is a very exciting holiday for...

Alarming fact is most people don’t know that smoke alarms should be replaced once a decade

How often should the smoke alarms in your home be replaced? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. A national survey conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that nine out of 10 Americans don’t know how often smoke alarms need to be replaced. The correct answer: every 10 years. As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week, NFPA is promoting this year’s campaign theme,...

Keven Moore on Insurance: ‘Fire challenge’
is extremely dangerous and downright stupid

Many of us growing up in the 1970s tried to emulate those that we watched on TV, including Evel Knievel doing his death-defying motorcycle jumps. We would hop on our Big Wheels and bicycles and jump off homemade ramps – without helmets, mind you – until someone wrecked and ended all the fun.   When I look back on those days, can hardly believe we all lived through it without suffering...