It is a problem that has fire professionals concerned. Homes today burn 8 times faster than homes of just 50 years ago, and the implications are serious. Faster fires, and more toxic fumes means the fires are more dangerous than ever before, residents have less time than ever to escape safely, and emergency personnel have…

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October is National Fire Prevention month. The National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention campaign this year focuses on the importance of smoke detectors. The public is encouraged to replace smoke detectors every 10 years. According to the NFPA, smoke detectors are the public’s first line of defense in case of a house fire. And when…

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Halloween is a festive time that gets everyone out into the community, but it is also a time of increased hazards, for kids and homeowners.  Not only is it important to keep trick-or-treaters safe, it is also important to keep your home and property secure. Tips to Keep Keiki Safe Halloween is great fun, but…

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Take note: Behind the twinkle, sparkle and dazzle of the holidays, safety hazards lurk. Every year, the Oahu fire department responds to many home fires started from Christmas trees. And, according to a National Fire Protection Association study, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day rank as the peak days for kitchen fires. Lorraine Carli, vice president of…

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Today, home automation and home security products are changing the way Americans approach aging and caring for elderly loved ones. While technology specifically developed to aid in the aging process is a new and burgeoning industry, the home security and home automation industry has been ahead of the game, and long understood the technologies could…

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Lifeline Fire and Security is a leading provider of residential alarm systems in Hawaii, and one of the most common issues it faces is home fires. Throughout the United States, home fires are among the leading causes of residential injury and death. Perhaps, the greatest challenge that fire and security companies face is the lack…

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Safety is a topic that’s important for people of all ages, but senior citizens are at an increased risk of injury or death from fire. Creating a safe environment for seniors who live at home with an updated monitoring alarm system and a regularly practiced evacuation plan may save the life of a beloved grandparent,…

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One of the most delightful things about having a place you can call your home is that you get to cook whatever you want inside of it. Making delicious meals and sharing them with family and friends is one of the most enjoyable parts of life. However, every year thousands of cooking fires are started…

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According to the National Candle Association, 7 out of 10 homes in the United States use candles and reported sales of candles are estimated at two billion dollars each year. Candles are burned for a variety of reasons from relaxation to lighting a dark room during a power outage. They add romance and ambiance to…

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