Fall Fire Safety and Prevention

Jim Bauer Fire and Smoke Damage, Safety Tips

With the arrival of cooler temperatures, you’ll most likely be spending more time indoors and beginning to use your heaters and vents again. To help keep you and your family safe this holiday season, it’s important to understand the basics of fire safety and know who to call after a fire emergency. Common Causes of House Fires in Fall and Winter Statistically, …

Fire Prevention Checklist

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness, Safety Tips

Fires happen more often than we think. In fact, it’s a leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Review this fire prevention checklist to make sure your family is prepared to escape safely from your home if the unthinkable occurs. Basic Fire Safety Tips Don’t try to put out a fire that’s larger than the size of a chair. Get yourself and …

Proper Use for Fire Extinguishers

Jim Bauer Safety Tips

The statistics leave no doubt that fire extinguishers can be an important safety asset in any home. The National Fire Protection Association reports that a United States fire department responds to a residential fire every 84 seconds. Over 40 percent of these are related to kitchen or cooking fires, while another 25 percent started in a bedroom. Effective fire prevention is …

Home Fire Evacuation Plan

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

If your home catches on fire, your family’s safety may depend on advance planning. Panic may set in during an emergency, but with a home fire evacuation plan, everyone in the family will have planned and practiced how to get out of the house quickly and safely. These 12 tips will help you create and practice your fire evacuation plan: …

7 Steps to Protect Your Family in case of a House Fire

Jim Bauer Emergency Preparedness

In 2013, there were 369,500 residential home fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association. These fires results in the deaths of 2,755 people and injuries for 12,200. By taking the following precautions in advance, you can improve your family’s chances of a safe escape in case of a house fire: