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Could Your Family Escape A House Fire In Time? | Jeff Rossen and Josh Davis | Posted 02.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

In March 2011, Maureen Aissa's Binghamton, New York, home caught fire in the middle of the night with her five children inside. Her family, who did no...

5 Crucial Holiday Safety Tips You're Probably Overlooking

Hometalk | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.

All The Important Things You Need To Know About Fire Safety In Your Home

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 11.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

Fire safety is one of the most important things to know this season.

Fighting Fires: Safety and Survival Tips Pet Parents Need to Know

Natasha Ashton | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

As summer winds down and we prepare for the excitement of a new season, there's one lesson every parent needs to remember during the back-to-school blitz -- how to keep pets safe in the event of a house fire.

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only c...

From Brazil to Bangladesh: Saving Lives the Old-Fashioned Way, with Fire Drills and Phone Calls

Heather Franzese | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

Imagine yourself working in a factory. One day you smell smoke. What do you do? Ignore it? Panic? Or follow the fire drill procedure you learned at a training last week? What you choose could save your life.

Brazil Needs To Improve Fire Safety

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS and MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Never again, officials vowed a year ago, would Brazil see a horror like the nightclub fire that killed 242 young men and women...

WATCH: My Christmas Tree Burned Down My House

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the many joys of the holidays, but underneath the ornaments and the colorful lights is a serious fire hazard. ...

10 Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

My friends at Schlage want you to have a safe holiday season. Did you know that Christmas trees can kill? Not by falling on you, but by burning down y...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cooking Safety

Amy Lebeau | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Amy Lebeau

Our mission this week is to spread the word about how dangerous kitchen fires can be -- and provide safety tips that can prevent them. Did you know that ...

Home Fire-Safe Checklist/Defensible Space

Matthew Stein | Posted 09.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Stein

With the record-breaking heat, drought, and fire storms of the summer of 2012, followed by a horrendous start to the 2013 fire season, most of us want to do what we can to improve the chances that our home will survive a local wildfire.

Parent Alert: Tips for Keeping Your Children Safe this Summer

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Summer is full of activities that your child should enjoy to the fullest. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of injuries, and no parent wants their child to end up in the emergency room.

Burned Factory Was A Known Threat

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business

* Tazreen Fashions was denied fire safety licence * Inspections show other factories not complying * Sup...

The Alarming Truth About Fire Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Kate Carr

Fire can spread rapidly through a home, leaving a family as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Don't rely on luck to make sure your family is safe.

Fire Safety Official Injured During Fireworks Demonstration

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

A fire safety official was injured Tuesday during a pre-Independence Day fireworks demonstration in Mount Prospect, Ill. Laura Berros, the assistan...

Lynne Peeples

A 'Toxic Treadmill': Dangerous Flame Retardants Remain Widespread In Children's Products | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green

Flip over your couch cushion or desk chair and chances are, you'll see the same tag that is affixed to the bottom of many others: "This article meets ...

Smokehouse Blaze 'Best Smelling Fire We've Seen': Firefighters

AP | Posted 02.15.2012 | Weird News

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Firefighters in Pennsylvania have managed to save 200 pounds of Polish sausage from what they're calling the best-smelling fire the...

Fired up About Safety

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 04.03.2012 | Parents
Bonni Brodnick

Let us now turn the page in life and discuss: off-campus housing for your college daughter or son.

Dorm on Fire, Student Calls Parents Before Firemen

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Have we spent so much energy protecting our children from the world that they are unprepared to live in it?

Shatner's Tips For Avoiding Disaster This Thanksgiving

Esquire | Posted 11.18.2011 | Fifty

Deep-fried turkey: moist, delicious, and a grease fire just waiting to happen. The vogue for frying turkeys has somewhat tapered off in the last few y...

LOOK: Florida Scoutmaster Accidentally Sets Arm On FIre

Posted 01.11.2012 | Weird News

You may wear the scout's fire safety badge on your shoulder, but that doesn't mean your arm is fireproof. Unaware that he had some kerosene on his ...

NY State Attorney General: Nuclear Plant Violates Fire Safety Rules

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

March 28, 2011 8:44:57 PM NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The Indian Point nuclear power plant has sought more than 100 exemptions from the fire code tha...

The Winter Danger That May Surprise You

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Shriver

A perfect storm of increased heating costs and record cold weather have forced many families already struggling with the recession to turn to potentially dangerous heating sources.

Rescued Dog 'Sparkles' Teaches Children About Fire Safety

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After Sparkles, the Dalmatian, was rescued from neglect, she found a new life living with a volunteer firefighter. Now, the duo, firefighter Dayna an...

Nightclub Inferno Couldn't Get Sprinkler Tax Bill Through Congress, Can Unemployment?

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

[Jim Dalton] is reviving a coalition of more than 30 corporations, trade associations and fire safety organizations that want to rewrite the tax rules...