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Fire Prevention Week theme: Protect your family from fire

June 5, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announces the theme for Fire Prevention Week Protect Your Family From Fire. Continue Reading

Peak season for home fires isn’t over

February 6, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Half of all U.S. home heating fires occur in December, January and February. Continue Reading&

Be sure to dispose of Christmas trees properly

December 27, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering reminders to keep folks fire-safe as they wind down the holiday season. Roughly one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur in December, January and February, according to NFPA. Continue Reading

Use caution when decorating and entertaining this season

December 5, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

While it may seem Scrooge-like to think about fire hazards during the holidays, many of the activities people engage in cooking, entertaining, and decorating all present increased fire risks. Continue Reading

U.S. home heating fires still represent a leading cause of home fires and fatalities

November 28, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

As temperatures drop in the months ahead, home heating systems will fast kick into gear. However, some of the heat sources that make us feel warm and toasty also represent a leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire fatalities. Continue Reading

Thanksgiving is top day for cooking fires

November 14, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day Continue Reading

Do you have enough smoke alarms?

September 26, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

In an effort to better educate the public about smoke alarm recommendations, NFPA is promoting “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week. Continue Reading