fire safety

7 Fire Safety Tips for Senior Residents

Is Fire Safety Important in Senior Living Community Management? Older Americans are a strong demographic in multifamily and senior living growth, but those 65 and older are particularly fragile when it comes to fire risk. With the holiday season upon us, properties that specialize in senior housing or have a large base of older renters may[]

Keeping Student Housing Safe: Fire Prevention Tips

Combat increases in student housing, apartment fires with these 15 safety tips With school back in session and the holidays around the corner, student housing and multifamily housing properties are particularly vulnerable to losses caused by fire. Losses caused by fire damage in apartment structures since 2009 are on the rise. In the last six years,[]

Resident and Staff Education on Having a Safe Grilling Season

A recent ABC News video shows how the joys of outdoor grilling can go up in smoke in just seconds. Quicker than you can say “make mine a cheeseburger”, fire engulfs a home when flames soar as greasy burgers are flipped. In another scene, the build-up of propane blows the top off a closed grill[]

Electric Safety Month

10 Tips for Maintaining Electrical Safety at your Rental Homes

Electricity that provides the necessary power to make a house feel like a home is a necessary convenience today. It consumes its fair share of the energy that it takes to operate your properties. Because a growing number of appliances are used in today’s homes, more electricity is being consumed, says the Electrical Safety Foundation[]

Food for Thought: Smoke Alarm Safety in your Home

A survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety reports that almost five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie over the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm. Gooey Carbs 1, Fire Safety 0. Not surprising when you think about it. Chalk another one up to Americans’[]

Surviving a Home Fire: Six Things You and Your Residents Can Do

October is Fire Safety Month, and October 5-11, 2014, marks Fire Prevention Week. What will you be doing this month to protect your home against fires? The most recent fire statistics by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) paints a bleak picture. From 2007-11, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 366,000 annual[]

Apartment Safety Tips: Space Heaters

Space heaters are a great way for apartment residents to add extra warmth to rooms. However, the improper use of space heaters can cause residential fires and even death. Here are some fire safety tips property management teams can pass along to their residents.

Holiday Safety Tips: Seven Ways to Prevent Electrical Fires

Festive lighting indoors and outdoors at an apartment can get everybody in the holiday spirit, so long as the lights are hung with care. Faulty holiday lights can cause apartment fires, and property managers should follow a few precautionary steps to minimize fire risk and other safety hazards.

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