Fire Safety News

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1/22/2018
1/12/2018
12/24/2017
12/20/2017
12/17/2017
12/12/2017
10/18/2017
Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin

Immediate decontamination might help reduce harms of contact with hazardous chemicals, study suggests

8/4/2017
Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs

Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

7/4/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Out of the ER This Summer

Emergency physician says make safety your top priority to avoid seasonal threats

7/2/2017
Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

6/16/2017
Summer Fun Is Not Without Hazards

Accidental deaths peak in July and August; here's how to avoid dangers

5/27/2017
Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend

Some expert tips on avoiding trouble with gas and charcoal barbecues

4/13/2017
More Climate-Fueled Wildfires May Lie Ahead

Western U.S. is one of the highest-risk regions in the world, researchers say

4/3/2017
For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart

Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

1/4/2017
Ready Your Home for Winter's Wrath

Steps include insulating water lines that run along exterior walls, experts advise

1/1/2017
How to Keep Your Kids Cozy and Safe by the Fireside

All types of fireplaces -- wood, gas and electric -- are potential safety hazards, experts warn

12/22/2016
Many Ignore Fire Safety at Home, Survey Reveals

Holiday activities can put families in jeopardy, children's hospital warns

12/20/2016
Safety First When Stringing Holiday Lights

Putting lights on a metallic tree is an electrical hazard, experts warn

12/10/2016
When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First

Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises

10/12/2016
How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Start by installing detectors on every floor of your home, and know what to do if they sound

10/6/2016
Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk

Editors of Farmers Almanac say fall's shorter days, fickle weather can bring unwelcome surprises

9/15/2016
8/19/2016
Kitchen Cooking Burns a Real Danger for Kids

Establish a 'no kid' zone in part of your kitchen to keep little ones safe

7/22/2016
Don't Let Your Campfire Become a Wildfire

Simple steps can help you enjoy outdoor cooking while protecting the forest

7/8/2016
Don't Let Burns Spoil Your Summer Fun

Follow these expert tips for safe cookouts and sunburn prevention

7/1/2016
Handle Fireworks With Care on the Fourth

Take steps to avoid injury while celebrating independence

6/2/2016
Delays in Spotting Dementia Can Bring Dangers

Seniors with memory issues are still driving, cooking and doing other potentially unsafe tasks, study says

5/2/2016
More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease

Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

4/15/2016
The ABCs of Safe BBQing

National Fire Protection Association offers tips for outdoor cooking

12/25/2015
How to Prevent Home Cooking Fires

Unattended cooking equipment the leading cause of kitchen fires, research shows

12/24/2015
Don't Forget Fire Safety This Holiday Season

Three safety organizations offer advice on preventing trouble

11/24/2015
Play it Safe Cooking the Thanksgiving Feast

Risk of fire, burns high during the holiday, expert warns

11/3/2015
Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Fire Safety

Explain how to help prevent fires

7/15/2015
Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

7/1/2015
Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds

July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find

6/18/2015
Camping Wisely Helps Prevent Wildfires

Many outdoor blazes caused by carelessness, experts caution

6/15/2015
Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns

Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

5/3/2015
Be a Responsible Camper

Tips for minimizing your impact on the environment

4/18/2015
Safety Tips Hot Off the Grill

Doctor shares some barbecue do's and don'ts

4/2/2015
Home Oxygen Raises Burn Risk for COPD Patients

Smoking near unit can be hazardous, researchers report

12/25/2014
Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays

Use care in the kitchen, around the tree, experts say

9/4/2014
Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks

Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

7/12/2014
Burn Injuries More Common in Summer

Doctor shares tips for safe use of fire pits, barbecues and campfires

7/3/2014
Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips

But they caution that displays are best left to professionals

7/1/2014
Have a Fun -- But Safe -- Fourth of July

Hands, head, eyes at greatest risk for injury with at-home fireworks, expert says

6/26/2014
Moustaches, Home Oxygen Tanks Can Be Dangerous Match

Serious burns may be more likely for those with facial hair, researchers report

4/13/2014
Campfire Precautions Can Protect Kids From Burns

Adult supervision, barriers around fire essential, expert says

2/14/2014
Fire-Safe Cigarette Law Reduces Home Fires: Study

Massachusetts saw a 28 percent drop in cigarette-caused blazes since law took effect

12/20/2013
FDA Introduces New Food Defense Rule

Goal is to protect U.S. food supply from potential terrorist acts

12/1/2013
Prevent Home Heating From Becoming a Safety Hazard

Expert advice on avoiding house fires, carbon monoxide poisoning