Tag: Emergency Preparedness

Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors of 2019—Protect Your Family from Invisible Dangers

Best Carbon Monoxide Detectors of 2019—Protect Your Family from Invisible Dangers

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that’s poisonous to humans. Because a lot of common household devices––like furnaces, gas dryers, and fireplaces––produce carbon monoxide, you want to make sure your air is clean and safe from contamination.

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What Are the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

What Are the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

A total of 5,149 people died in the U.S. from 1999 to 2010 due to unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s an average of 430 deaths per year. Why is that number so high? Carbon monoxide is a deadly and preventable killer but still we have so many deaths. Below we will take a look at statistics for known carbon monoxide poisonings, how carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented and why every home should have a carbon monoxide detector…

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2019’s Best Smoke Detectors and Alarms For Home Protection

2019’s Best Smoke Detectors and Alarms For Home Protection

You probably don’t give your home smoke alarms much thought unless they go off, but a smoke detector is actually an essential part of your overall home security. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that between 2009 and 2013, three-fifths of home fire deaths took place in homes that had no smoke alarms or smoke alarms that didn’t work. While we hope you never have to test your smoke detectors in a real emergency situation, having a reliable and state-of-the art alarm can make all the difference in the world…

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Survival: What to Pack in a 72-hour Kit

Survival: What to Pack in a 72-hour Kit

Imagine sitting in your living room watching TV when suddenly your screen vibrates so intensely you can’t make out the picture. Your couch trembles and you experience a bizarre sense of vertigo as the earth stretches its tectonic muscles, miles beneath your feet. It’s only a foreshock and just the tiniest glimpse of what’s to come. If you’re like me, you might be thinking, “this won’t happen to me.” But recent events have me questioning my own misplaced confidence…

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First Alert by BRK Smoke Detector Reviews: Choosing the Best Smoke Alarm for Your Home

First Alert by BRK Smoke Detector Reviews: Choosing the Best Smoke Alarm for Your Home

First Alert is the brand of smoke detectors owned by BRK, one of the most well-known smoke alarm companies out there. BRK offers numerous First Alert alarms to meet a variety of needs. Whether you’re a property manager looking to install new smoke detectors for your apartment complex or a homeowner needing to update your smoke detectors, it can be difficult to know…

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Fire Safety Tips: Keep Your Home and Family Safe From Fires

Fire Safety Tips: Keep Your Home and Family Safe From Fires
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Tornado Safety: How To Prepare And Deal With The Aftermath

Tornado Safety: How To Prepare And Deal With The Aftermath

A product of powerful thunderstorms, a tornado is one of nature’s most devastating storms. It can wipe out an entire neighborhood and cause multiple fatalities within seconds. A tornado can directly cause injuries, but people can also get hurt after the storm, when walking among debris or into damaged buildings. A tornado appears as a […]

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Hurricane Safety: Prepare For These Dangerous Storms

Hurricane Safety: Prepare For These Dangerous Storms
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Thunderstorm Safety: Tips To Stay Safe During Storms

Thunderstorm Safety: Tips To Stay Safe During Storms
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Fire Safety for Kids

Fire Safety for Kids

As parents and teachers, teaching our children about the potential for disasters is a difficult but necessary undertaking. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2013 fire departments in the U.S. responded to more than 1,240,000 fires. Below we will take a look at how to educate your children about how to stay safe if a house fire were to strike…

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