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Electrical fire

Since the U.S. electricity consumption totaled nearly 3,831 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2013, it’s safe to say electrical power is an essential part of everyday life. 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, we rely on electrical power to charge our phones and laptops, brew our...Continue Reading

Flash flood

Another flash flood warning in your area? Who cares? You should! Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the U.S., and the most frequently occurring and costly natural disaster. Ninety percent of damage related to all natural disasters is caused by...Continue Reading

Fire smoke

Inhaling smoke is the number one cause of health injuries due to fires. More than 50 percent of fatalities from fire disasters are due to smoke inhalation instead of burns. 

The smoke from fires is composed of heated particles and gases from the objects inside the property being burned....Continue Reading

Property fires

You never think your home will be the one to catch fire. After all, that’s something that happens to other people, but not to you, right? Everyone who has ever fallen victim to a property fire had this same mindset prior to the incident. Yet every year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 more...Continue Reading

Smoke Damage

Fire is dangerous. We all know that. But, did you know that the flames themselves might not be the greatest risk as far as health dangers and property damage? Fire smoke is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio. And while direct exposure to smoke is harmful to...Continue Reading

Severe Weather

Are you ready if severe weather comes your way? The types of storms you’re most likely to face depend on where you live. Follow these safety measures and general tips to help you weather the storm.

Preparing for a Tornado

Every state has at least minimal risk...Continue Reading

Ice Water

… To raise money for charity and demonstrate how Rainbow International can restore carpet!

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Kitchen Fire

Cooking is often considered a relaxing, rewarding task. After all, food brings people together. But did you know that 43% of reported home fires are started in the kitchen? Between 2007 and 2011, 400 people died in home kitchen fires.

The kitchen has become a very important gathering...Continue Reading

Illustration of fire

According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2013, a home fire was reported every 85 seconds, and a civilian fire injury was reported every 33 minutes. Statistics like these illustrate the importance of having a fire emergency kit prepared and ready for use.

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Food in refrigerator

Fire damage is much more than just flames. Long after the fire is put out, smoke damage and remnants of the extreme heat and firefighting chemicals remain. If a fire breaks out in your home or commercial kitchen, is the food you had stored there safe to eat, or should you throw everything out?...Continue Reading