The 'Home Safety News' Category

As Daylight Saving Time ends, fire safety warnings begin

Fire safety warnings

Daylight Saving Time has officially ended — and that brings a safety message from firefighters. At 2 a.m. Sunday, clocks were turned back an hour. Officials urged people as they make the change to also replace batteries on safety devices around the house. “Firefighters know the importance of home …





Generator safety urged after deaths, fire, illnesses in N.J. – Hunterdon County Democrat

Terry Wright/Hunterdon County Democrat

By Terry Wright/Hunterdon County Democrat Hunterdon County Democrat on November 03, 2012 at 1:19 PM, updated November 03, 2012 at 1:57 PM Brought to you by Emergency officials …





Home Safety during Power Outage

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6 fire safety tips for your home

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Volunteers boarding up Detroit homes for safety

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers are expected to seal as many as 150 abandoned houses on Detroit’s west side. <!– if($(‘#container #gallery’).length == 0){ $(‘#container’).prepend(‘ ‘); } var alt = “”; var title = “”; $(‘#gallery’).append(”); –> It is the second effort since August to board up homes that are dangerous eyesores, especially [...]





Lorene Bartos: Halloween safety at home

Are your home and family ready for the upcoming spooky holiday? Halloween is a time when safety is important inside and outside the home.As houses are decorated for Halloween, care needs to be taken to keep them safe from fire or other hazards. There are many accidents, fires and deaths due to carelessness or ignoring [...]





No Public Safety Threat After Man, Boy Found Dead In Yorkville Home

 No Public Safety Threat After Man, Boy Found Dead In Yorkville Home

YORKVILLE, Ill. (STMW) – A 35-year-old man and his 4-year-old son were found dead this week in the garage of a home in the 300 block of Bertram Drive. Kendall County Coroner Ken Toftoy said the bodies of Joseph R. Schmitt and son Wyland Schmitt were found in the garage of the two-story, single-family home [...]





Hurricane Sandy: 10 Safety Tips for Power Outages

KOHLER, Wis., Oct. 26, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ – Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast and is expected to make landfall early next week. The storm will likely bring high winds, torrential rain and power outages up and down the coast. The experts at Kohler Generators ( have compiled 10 safety tips designed to [...]





Boy’s death sparks home safety alert

An increasing number of WA children are being injured by televisions and Kidsafe is urging parents to recognise serious safety risks in homes.The safety organisation said the death of five-year-old Collie boy Peter Gelissen, who was killed when an old-style television toppled from a chest of drawers on Tuesday, was probably the first of …