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The Weimer Group Blog: fire

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By: Andrea Moyer Fires + Kitchens = Perfect Match We all know how quickly a fire can get out of control.  It can happen in an instant.  I’ve had one sizable fire in my lifetime that I’ve had to control and one major fire that I’ve witnessed and which I’ve had to get someone else better equipped than I to control. READ MORE >>

By Andrea Moyer Autumn’s cooler weather stokes our reminiscences as we contemplate curling up with a good book and possibly lighting a fire in the fireplace.  The last thing anyone wants is a house fire, especially one that started as the result of a poorly kept chimney! READ MORE >>

Do you clean out your lint trap on a daily basis? A lint trap is an important part of the dryer and ideally you should be cleaning it out every time that you use the dryer. When a lint catcher is clean, it makes the dryer more efficient and it will prevent the risk of a major fire. READ MORE >>

Are you thinking about changing to a cozy, cheery wood burning stove? You may find that your local building inspector or fire department is very interested in your plans, so it’s important to talk to them so that you can be sure of having your wood burning stove installed in compliance with building and fire codes. READ MORE >>

Most home fire deaths happen in the middle of the night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. A smoke detector can save your life by waking you and giving you time to escape. When purchasing a smoke alarm, look for one that is accepted by an independent testing facility such as Underwriters Laboratories or Factory Mutual. READ MORE >>

Most home fire deaths happen between 10 o’clock at night and 6 in the morning. Many victims die because of smoke and toxic gases, not the fire itself. Smoke detectors can wake you and give you time to escape. When purchasing a smoke alarm, look for one that is accepted by an independent testing facility, such as Underwriters Laboratories or Factory Mutual. READ MORE >>

Did you know? One-fifth of all home fires in the United States start in the kitchen? The reason is due to the constant potential for fire there. For instance, if you cook two meals a day, each day of the year, that’s actually 730 fires! Controlled, we hope, but none-the-less, potential fire hazards! READ MORE >>

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1998, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Some of these fires can occur when lint builds up in the filter or in the exhaust duct. READ MORE >>

House-warming candles, left unmanaged, can lead to dangerous fires Candles are a great way to make a house feel like home, but if left unattended, they can have devastating effects. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, candles cause an estimated 15,600 fires in homes each year. READ MORE >>

This week children and communities learned about Fire Prevention Week and ways to protect oneself and property from the loss due to fire. In the Bucks County area, 2 local fires made the news. Tragically one of the fires ended in the death of a local older couple caused by cigarettes. READ MORE >>

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