The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, lots of entertaining, and an increased risk of fire.
It's possible to enjoy a sizzling-hot summer without getting burned! When the time comes to haul out the gas grill, camping equipment, and lawn mower, give some thought to this advice from the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
When purchasing new heating equipment, NFPA advises selecting equipment that bears the mark of an independent testing laboratory.
December, January and February are the leading months for U.S. home fires and home fire deaths. On average, more than one-third of home fire deaths in the United States occur during the winter months.