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  • Articles and Tips: Winter Survival Guide

  • Fireproof Your Home

  • The risk of house fires increases during the winter months. Here's how you can avoid a disaster:

    • Always supervise children around flammable objects. Keep matches and other objects out of their reach.
    • Install smoke detectors and check the batteries monthly
    • Never smoke in bed and remember to extinguish cigarettes when you finish smoking
    • Keep space heaters at least three feet from curtains, clothing or furniture
    • Do not using kerosene lanterns or stoves indoors
    • Don't use your oven to heat your home, or leave the oven or other cooking devices on and unattended. 
    • Do not leave a clothes dryer on if no one is in the house.
    • During the holidays, never leave lighted candles unattended, use decorations that remain cool when lit, and don't overload electrical outlets.