Being prepared before, and knowing what to do after the storm hits are critical to the safety of those who experience severe weather.
DIY home wiring projects should not be undertaken lightly.
Tabletop or portable fireplaces are increasingly popular. Although these can be an attractive addition to your home, they can be dangerous.
In case of fire, know what to do in your home away from home.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) from 2006-2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3.700 structure fires per year at hotel or motel properties. These fires caused average annual losses of 12 civilian deaths, 143 civilian injuries, and $127 million in direct property damage each year.
Space heaters need space. That's a key message from the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA).
Space heaters annually account for one-third of reported U.S. home heating fires, and four out of five associated civilian deaths.
Keep things that can burn at least 3 feet away from space heaters, and create a three-foot "kid-free zone" around them. Make sure to use equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory, and have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer's instructions.
For portable electric heaters: