Holiday Fire Risks and How to Avoid Them

Nobody wants to have their holidays ruined by a fire in the home. With the increased use of lighting and cameras and the possible presence of a drying tree in your home, the fire risks around the holidays are a little different than usual. 1 in 3 Christmas Tree Fires Are Caused by Electrical Problems Inspect holiday lights for any defects in the wiring and … Continue reading Holiday Fire Risks and How to Avoid Them

Monitored Fire Detection: A Small Price to Pay

Read this true story from a Guardian customer about how a monitored fire detection system helped save lives. I consider our Guardian security and fire alarm system the best investment I ever made in my life. It’s a small price to pay for a service that helped saved my daughter’s life. Virgil O., Ohio Read the rest of Virgil’s story: Basically, Guardian helped save my … Continue reading Monitored Fire Detection: A Small Price to Pay

Every Second Counts: Fire Prevention Week

Did you know a home fire is reported every 86 seconds per the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2015 Fires in the U.S. statistics? No one ever expects to have their home catch fire, but it’s not uncommon. This startling statistic reminds people that having a fire plan for your home and family is so important. Education about limiting fires and fire damage is the … Continue reading Every Second Counts: Fire Prevention Week

Fall Fire Safety Tips

As the weather starts to change, so should your fire safety considerations in your home. Preventing fires is important all year long, and focusing on the appropriate fire safety tips for the season can make your efforts more worthwhile.  Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as the temperature gets cooler and the leaves start to fall. Candle Safety- You might be … Continue reading Fall Fire Safety Tips

Help Protect Your Family Pets

A home fire would put your family at risk, even your furry friends. Hopefully you have an escape plan that your family is aware of so that if there is a fire, everyone knows how to react. Have you thought of how your pets could factor into this plan? Having some specific strategies in place can help you protect your furry family better in case … Continue reading Help Protect Your Family Pets

Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Fire Prevention Week 2016

Do you know how old your smoke detectors are off the top of your head? Unless you just bought  new smoke detectors, you might not be aware of how old they are. Did you know that smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years? If you didn’t know these facts, you’re not alone. That’s why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has chosen “Don’t Wait … Continue reading Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Fire Prevention Week 2016

6 Thanksgiving Safety Tips to Avoid Fire

Thanksgiving should be a calm experience with your family, but cooking-related fires or injuries could put a damper on the celebration. The NFPA reports that home cooking fires increase by almost 3 times on Thanksgiving compared to any other day of the year. It can be easy to get distracted and make choices that increase your chances of fire. Continue reading 6 Thanksgiving Safety Tips to Avoid Fire