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Tarsila Wey, First Alert

Tarsila Wey, First Alert

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Carbon Monoxide Facts for New Homeowners

Feb 18, 2015

Young families settling in to their first home have a lot to think about — maybe more than they’ve ever had to consider before. With all the new financial and legal responsibilities, new neighbors, new home features and their maintenance, and more, it’s crucial that safety remains top of mind. Don’t fret — ensuring that you and your family […]

Practice Fire Safety in October

Oct 13, 2014

It’s a potentially fatal (and far too common) scenario: An otherwise functional smoke alarm is rendered ineffective when a homeowner, annoyed by an end-of-life signal or false alarm, deliberately deactivates the device by removing its batteries or removing the device altogether – thus leaving the home and everyone who lives there unprotected from the dangers […]

Back to School: Carbon Monoxide Safety for Kids

Sep 2, 2014

After a long, fun summer, back-to-school time is upon us! Along with all the excitement of new friends, new teachers and new things to learn, it’s also a great time to make sure all our kids are educated about carbon monoxide (CO) safety. Print out the activities below to help your kids learn about CO to […]

Give Your Home a Summer Spruce-Up [SLIDESHOW]

Jun 23, 2014

Home truly is where my heart is. After all, it’s where I raised my three children, entertained friends and family, and relaxed after many a hard day. While I love my home, it’s seen its share of wear and tear over the years, which is why I’m using this season to give it some simple […]

Is Your Smoke Alarm Expired? This and Other Important Maintenance Tips

Nov 20, 2013

Most of us pay attention to expiration dates on food and medical prescriptions. But, have you ever considered the expiration date of a smoke alarm? Yes, these potentially life-saving devices have lives of their own and expire after about 10 years or 87,000 hours of service. However, that’s something that’s not widely known. A recent […]

4 Garage Dangers You May Have Overlooked

Sep 4, 2013

Do you cringe when you open your garage door? All of that clutter — from gardening tools, old furniture and sports equipment to half-empty paint cans and pesticides — limits the usability of the space and, what’s more, it’s exposed for all your guests and neighbors to see. Rolling down the door won’t make that […]

Hurricane Preparedness Tips: 4 Ways to Waterproof Your Stuff

Aug 26, 2013

Taking advantage of the calm before a storm to prepare can help keep you afloat when severe weather strikes.  So, this might be the time to think about enhancing the basics of your emergency kit (water, food, prescriptions, radio, flashlights, batteries, etc.) with waterproof supplies that can help keep your home and valuables safe and […]

Power Surges, Dirty Lint Traps and Other Hidden Home Dangers

Aug 12, 2013

Being a homeowner and a mother, I work hard to keep my house and family safe. But homes face all types of threats — some less obvious than others. Here’s a list I put together of possible dangers hiding in or around your home (a follow-up to my earlier post about hidden home dangers): Power Surges My […]

Safety and Security: 4 Ways to Protect Your Small Business

Jun 20, 2013

I’m sure most – if not all – of the nearly 28 million U.S. business owners and entrepreneurs today would agree that running a small business isn’t an easy feat.  I know how important it is to me to make sure my home and family are protected, so I can imagine how one of small […]

What You Need to Know About Smoke Alarms and CO Alarms

Mar 7, 2013

With technology so ingrained in our lives, it’s probably no surprise that it’s also been used to advance so many safety products over the past decades. In my lifetime, I’ve seen countless new products developed that help protect my family every day – like security systems for the home and airbags in cars. But how much do […]