There are a number of hazards that could cause a fire inside your home. Many of them can be prevented.

Candlelit dinner for you?

Candles set a great mood, but are mini-fires that could cause a house fire if used improperly. Look over our candle safety section. There are probably a few safety tips that you’ve never even thought of.

Trouble could be brewing

Go through the Room to Room Safety pages. They’ll give you an idea of the kinds of hazards you should look for, and be aware of around your home. For example tips on the temperature you should set your hot water tank, the distance you should keep space heaters away from combustibles, even tips on how to extinguish small fires on your stovetop, or in your oven.

Do you have other rooms in your house? Let’s check them out too! Check your garage and your yard for fire hazards as well.

Fire causes a lot of damage…damage you could avoid with a little awareness and prevention.

Beep, beep, beep, beep??.

If you do have a problem, you’ll want to know about it immediately. Check out our sections on smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors for advice on where to locate, operate, and test these vital life saving devices. Make sure your family is protected, because as we all know, accidents do happen.