News and Articles
- Residential Building Fires Cause $7.4B in Property Loss Each Year December 21, 2016 An estimated 365,500 residential building fires are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 2,560 deaths and 13,000 injuries, according to a report released by the U.S. Fire Administration. Click here for the full article.
- Breaking News: Southern Appalachia Wildfires December 21, 2016 Click here for real time updates on what's happening with the Southern Appalachia Wildfires.
- Breaking News: Large Fire North of Kansas City International Airport December 21, 2016 Click here for real time updates in regards to the fire.
Tip of The Month
Practice Kitchen Fire Safety
If a fire starts in your stove, toaster oven or microwave, keep the door closed and unplug the unit until the fire burns out. Do NOT use water on a grease fire – it only makes the fire worse and hot oil can splatter and burn you. If you’re sleepy or drowsy, don’t cook a meal that requires turning on appliances.