Home Fire Safety for Seniors - What Family Members Can Do
Fire safety is a crucial issue for seniors who choose to live in their own home. Those caring for aging loved ones who wish to remain at home need to understand the fire risks and how to deal with them. Older adults face fire risk factors which do not affect the young.
Spring Cleaning Part Two: Kitchen Safety
The National Fire Protection Association reports that cooking has been the leading cause of home fires since 1990. So while you're spending your time over the next few months decluttering and scrubbing your living space, pay some extra attention to your kitchen. We've put together some of our top tips:
Spring Cleaning: Make Your Home Clean and Safe
Smoke alarms: Most of us do not do this nearly as often as we should. While you're refreshing the paint on the trim of your ceiling or cleaning out the ventilation above your kitchen stove, take a quick peek at your alarms - you're up there already, anyway! What's great is that alarms needs to be checked once a year; if you work this into your spring cleaning routine, you don't have to think about it again until next spring.
CO Safety Kit & Activity Sheet
How to Keep Important Documents Safe in Your Home
There are many valuables in the home, but don't forget about important documents. Take a look at the 5 documents you should store & ways to keep them safe.
Fire safety campaign begins
Teaching kids about fire safety can be alarming.
Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe from Carbon Monoxide
1) Monitor for leaks : any home appliance or equipment that burns natural gas, oil, coal, charcoal, propane, or wood can produce carbon monoxide. 2) Place detectors strategically : ensure they're located in hot spots (e.g. one on every floor of the home, away from drafts and windows, etc.). 3) Test your alarms! 4) Know the signs of poisoning (headaches, dizziness, vision problems, among others). 5) Conduct drills : know how to react and respond in the event of an emergency and ensure all members of the home are on the same page. To read the full article posted by Reader's Digest, including additional tips, click here !
9 Ways to Prevent a Kitchen Fire | Reader's Digest
More than half of house fires start in the kitchen so it makes good sense to learn how to prevent them and, if they do occur, how to extinguish them. I asked Jack Bishop of America's Test Kitchen in Boston to offer some safe cooking tips. 1. Pat down poultry.