Stay Safe While Enjoying Your Fireplace

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As a source of heat used by generations upon generations of Americans, today’s fireplaces are both decorative and warming. With at least one-third of all Americans employing fireplaces or wood-burning stoves as a source of heat in the home, the danger of uncontrolled fires and injury is a reality for millions of families. Common Reasons for Fireplace Malfunction The U.S. Fire Administration reports at least 36 percent of rural home fires start because of problems with a heating device. One

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Easy-to-Keep New Year Resolutions

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New Year resolutions are easy to make but difficult to keep and usually by mid-January, we have all ‘forgotten’ most of them. Safety resolutions can often mean the difference between life and death but luckily, these are easier to keep than you think. Smoke Detectors Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home; at a minimum place one on each floor of the house, covering all sleeping areas. Regardless of whether they’re battery-powered or hard-wired with a battery

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Holiday Safety Tips

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You know not to place lit candles near curtains and holiday decorations, not to carry large amounts of cash while mall shopping, and not to drive while on the phone. But you might not be aware of some of the lesser known safety tips that can protect you and your family from potential disasters: Candles: • Candles generate a lot of heat so allow a gap of at least 2 ft. above a lit candle • Thoroughly remove all labels

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Celebrate Hanukkah with mouth-watering latkes

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Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of #Hanukkah; the eight-day celebration centered around family, presents, candle lighting, and of course fried potato pancakes – also known as latkes. Try out our mouth-watering recipe. Ingredients: 5 potatoes 2 onions 3 eggs 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper between 1/4 to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour oil for frying (canola is recommended) Preparation: 1. Peel potatoes. Place in a bowl of cold water so they won’t turn brown. 2. When ready to prepare

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Thanksgiving Fire & Safety Tips

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Thanksgiving is a day for food, family, and football. Add to the mix a house full of excited children, over-zealously helpful adults, a 16-pound turkey that needs stuffing and hours of cooking – and it’s no surprise that Thanksgiving is also the leading day for kitchen accidents and cooking fires. With all the additional people in the kitchen carrying hot dishes, working with knives, and opening drawers and cabinets, colliding can pose a much more serious risk than just a

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