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How to Decorate Safely for a Fun, Festive Holiday Season

General Rules for Holiday Safety Keep matches, lighters, and candles out of the reach of children. Avoid smoking near flammable decorations. Make an emergency plan to use if a

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Examples of Thanksgiving Day Fires

Part 5 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. The following are recent examples of Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings reported by the media: Thanksgiving Day 2009:

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Thanksgiving Day Fire Alert and Suppression Systems

Part 4 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. Technologies to detect and extinguish fires have been a major contributor to the drop in fire fatalities and injuries

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Time, Causes and Extent of Thanksgiving Day Fires

Time, Causes and Extent of Thanksgiving Day Fires

Part 3 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. When Thanksgiving Day Fires in Residential Buildings Occur As shown in Figure 1, Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings

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Types of Thanksgiving Day Fires

Part 2 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. Building fires are divided into two classes of severity in NFIRS: “confined fires,” which are those fires confined to

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Summary: Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States

Part 1 of Thanksgiving Day Fires in the United States. In the years 2006 to 2008, an estimated 4,300 Thanksgiving Day fires occurred annually in the United States, causing

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Food During Emergencies: Safety Tables

Use these tables to determine whether to save food impacted by an emergency. Certain foods may still be okay after thawing or losing refrigeration. Others are no longer safe

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Food Safety During Emergencies: Frequently Asked Questions

Flood waters covered our food stored on shelves and in cabinets. What can I keep and what should I throw out? Do not eat any food that may have

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Keep Food Safe During an Emergency

A flood, fire, national disaster, or loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice can jeopardize the safety of your food. Knowing how to determine if food is

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Hurricane Safety Bullet Points

Hurricanes are violent storms which bring intense winds, heavy rain, storm surge, flooding, erosion, landslides and tornadoes. While it is difficult to predict the exact time, place, and force

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Tsunami Awareness and Safety

What is a tsunami and where do they happen? Tsunamis are a series of large ocean waves generated by large undersea disturbances, such as a major earthquake on the

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Farm Safety: Potential Hazards of Farm Work

Contrary to  the popular image of fresh air  and  peaceful surroundings, a farm is not a hazard-free work setting. Every year, thousands of farm workers are  injured and  hundreds

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Radon in average home 200 millirem (annual) 1,400 Gastrointestinal series 1,400 millirem (single procedure) Diagnostic radiology 50 millirem (annual) Mammogram 30 millirem (single procedure) Cosmic radioactivity 27 millirem (annual) Cosmic radiation living in Denver 50 millirem (annual) Natural radioactivity in the body 40 millirem (annual) Terrestrial radioactivity 28 millirem (annual) 200 Cosmic radiation living at sea level 24 millirem (annual) 100 Chest x-ray 4 millirem (single procedure) 50 Living near a nuclear power station < 1 millirem on average (annual)

Risks and Realities: Understanding Radiation in the World Around You

Overview It is natural and all around us. It comes up from the ground, down through the atmosphere, and even from within our own bodies. It can be man-made

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Carbon Monoxide: Invisible Danger

What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Although it has no detectable odor, CO is often mixed with other gases that

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Earthquake Fire Safety Factsheet

Earthquake Fire Safety Factsheet

A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. Use the following safety

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Driving Tired: Crash into Bed, not the Road

Most people are aware of the hazards of drunk driving. But driving while sleepy can be just as dangerous. Indeed, crashes due to sleepy drivers are as deadly as

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A  Preparedness Guide for Winter Storms: Are you ready?

A Preparedness Guide for Winter Storms: Are you ready?

The winter months bring snow and ice storms, power outages and hazardous driving conditions. However, you can prepare for a disaster by taking a few steps to deal with

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Scooter Sales Skyrocket, Injuries Soar

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that emergency room-treated injuries related to popular lightweight scooters have increased sixteen-fold from May to September 2000. CPSC data show that there

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