In This Section
  • Candles The top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year's Day and Christmas Eve.
  • Cooking Includes general cooking safety info, as well as tips for microwaves, cooking oil and turkey fryers.
  • Electrical Safety in the home with circuit interrupters
  • Heating The peak months for home heating fires are December, January and February.
  • Smoking Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.
  • Dryers and washing machines The leading cause of home clothes dryer and washer fires is failure to clean them.
  • Medical oxygen Portable medical oxygen in the home has grown over the past decade.
  • Portable generators The most common dangers with portable generators are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrical shock, and fire hazards.
  • Scalds Scald burns can be caused by any hot liquid, fluid, or vapor, including hot tap water, overheated beverages, steam, and hot oil.
  • Portable fireplaces The fuel, device and open flame from these products can be dangerous.
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