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  • Kids
    Fire Prevention
    Stopping Fires Before They Start
    Stopping Fires Before They Start Baby, It's Cold Outside When the temperature falls outside, the heat comes on inside. Most of the fires caused by central heating, fireplaces, wood stoves, and supplemental heaters are due to human error and are ...
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    Smoke Alarms
    Smoke Alarms: How to Install and Maintain Them
    Smoke Alarms: How to Install and Maintain Them Your chances of dying in a fire are cut in half if you have a working smoke alarm. The majority of states require smoke alarms to be used in both new and existing homes, and more than 90 percent of ...
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    Smoke Inhalation
    Smoke Inhalation: How to Avoid It and How to Treat It
    Smoke Inhalation: How to Avoid It and How to Treat It When you breathe in a gulp of air, it travels down your windpipe (or trachea). Rings of cartilage keep the windpipe from collapsing so that the air can easily move through the windpipe, past ...
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    Fire Prevention
    Electrical Fires
    Electrical Fires Tool Chest Fixed wiring is the permanent wiring in the walls of a structure that connects things like wall sockets and light fixtures to a power source. Renovations—especially the do-it-yourself kind—are a leading cause of...
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    Fire Prevention
    Keep Your Chimney Clean
    Keep Your Chimney Clean Keeping chimneys clean is the other key step in preventing chimney fires. If you don't use your fireplace very often, or you just moved, you might not know whether your chimney is clean or not. The following signs indicat...
  • Kids
    Fire Safety
    Clearing the Smoke After a Fire
    Clearing the Smoke After a Fire In the Nick of Time The smell of smoke can overwhelm you, especially if you're working in a small area. Using a room deodorizer can help you breathe a bit easier while you're working. Or buy some dried eucalyptus...
  • Kids
    Fire Prevention
    Preventing Chimney Fires
    Preventing Chimney Fires A Fine Mess Chimney fires are often dramatic events, with flames and cinders leaping high enough to come to the attention of neighbors and passersby. But they're not all like this. They can also burn quite slowly if the...
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    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    Fire Prevention
    Household Fire Hazards
    Household Fire Hazards Each of the following scenarios illustrates situations that can happen in just about any home. All were taken from real-life stories. One or both of us have experienced more than one of them as well. Light at the Top Ther...
  • Kids
    Fire Safety
    How to Build a Fire
    How to Build a Fire Lots of people build fires, but many people don't know how to build good fires. Doing it right is essential for keeping chimneys in good working order. To understand why, it helps to know how wood burns: In the beginning stag...
  • Kids
    Fire Prevention
    Preventing Chimney Fires
    Preventing Chimney Fires A Fine Mess Chimney fires are often dramatic events, with flames and cinders leaping high enough to come to the attention of neighbors and passersby. But they're not all like this. They can also burn quite slowly if the...
  • Kids
    Fire Prevention
    Household Fire Hazards
    Household Fire Hazards Each of the following scenarios illustrates situations that can happen in just about any home. All were taken from real-life stories. One or both of us have experienced more than one of them as well. Light at the Top Ther...
  • Kids
    Fire Prevention
    Preventing Kitchen Fires
    Preventing Kitchen Fires In the Nick of Time If your local fire department offers home fire-hazard assessments, sign up for one. Professionals often spot things that others take for granted. If you're like most people, you've seen and heard mes...
  • Kids
    Fire Safety
    Fire Safety
    Fire SafetyTime 15 to 20 minutes Materials PaperA pencil or pen Directions Contact your local fire department, or check the Web for information about home fire safety.Talk about what you learn as it applies to your home. Extensions Practice a fir...
  • General Safety Printables
    Fire Hats and Boots: Practicing Capital Letters
    Children match fire hats with capital letters to fire boots with the corresponding lower case letter. ...
  • Kids
    Fire Safety
    Clearing the Smoke After a Fire
    Clearing the Smoke After a Fire In the Nick of Time The smell of smoke can overwhelm you, especially if you're working in a small area. Using a room deodorizer can help you breathe a bit easier while you're working. Or buy some dried eucalyptus...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • General Safety Printables
    Freddie the Firefighter
    With the help of Freddie the Firefighter, list fire safety rules and create a fire escape route from the classroom. ...