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Monthly Archives: November 2012
Protection Association, electrical failures or malfunctions were involved in one-third of the home fires that started with Christmas trees, and one in five occurred because a heat source was too close to the tree.
It’s difficult to select a contractor for a home improvement or repair project during the best of times, but it is an even more arduous task after a catastrophe. After such an event, the supply of contractors is often stretched, prompting … Continue reading
Cooking equipment fires are the leading cause of U.S. home fires, and the number of home cooking equipment fires increases significantly during the winter holidays. Most cooking-related house fires can be prevented by following a few simple safety rules.
Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of more than 400 people, injure 1,650, and cause more than $990 million in damage, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Home heating is one of the leading causes … Continue reading
People who have lost everything in a catastrophe often say that at least they and their loved ones are safe. But while they may be safe, their identities may not be.
Many boats along the mid-Atlantic coast were destroyed when Sandy’s tidal surge washed them inland. In many instances, the damage could have been avoided. Here are some observations from the New Jersey shoreline: