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How to Tame That Kitchen Flame

The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence
Meal times are the most cherished part of the day for many people, but preparing a meal also has its risks. Cooking has long been the most common cause of fires in American homes, with kitchen fires accounting for half of all home fires... Continue

Protecting the Nest From Fire Danger

The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence
Having extended family living under your roof — whether it’s just for a holiday or longer term — can bring the joys of reconnection, support and togetherness. But a full house is not without its challenges. There's the potential for... Continue

10 Tips for a Fire-Safe Home

The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence
Home fires can be a catastrophic event for any household. A lifetime of memories can be lost before your eyes in an instant. Or worse: 74% of all fire-related deaths occur in the home. Older Americans (age 65+) face even higher risk.... Continue

9 Ways to Minimize Holiday Fire Risks

Johnna Kaplan
The winter holidays are beloved for the warmth and light they bring to a cold, dark season. But this wondrous time of year isn’t free from danger. According to the American Red Cross, almost 47,000 fires occur during the winter... Continue

Ice Jam Flooding

Kathy Simpson
The winter of 2017 was a season of wild temperature fluctuations in the Northeast. From late December into early January, a strong Arctic air mass resulted in a brutal cold snap with temperatures that hovered just degrees above zero in... Continue

Do You Have Any of These 10 Home Fire Hazards?

Emily Guy Birken
Most homeowners know the drill for reducing the risk of a house fire: They keep a smoke detector on each floor and make sure they are all in good working order at least twice a year. They closely monitor cooking, candles, wood stoves and... Continue