Fire Safety

The New Threat
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The New Threat

Fire’s reaction to today’s homes is a concern More

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AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes
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AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes

Updated product safety codes have eliminated the need for branch circuit wiring... More

Refrigerator Probably Caused Deadly Oakland Fire
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Refrigerator Probably Caused Deadly Oakland Fire

More details about the cause of a fire that killed 36 people at a warehouse party... More

Sprinkler Savvy
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Sprinkler Savvy

For home builders, sprinklers offer a low-cost, appealing feature for buyers—and... More

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How Smart Security Products Keep Homes Safe During Storms
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How Smart Security Products Keep Homes Safe During Storms

A connected home is a resilient home. Mark Hester of Schlage comments on how smart... More

Environmentally-Friendly Coolant Raises Flammability Concerns
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Environmentally-Friendly Coolant Raises Flammability Concerns

HFO-1234yf is a potential replacement for HFCs – but detractors worry about its... More

California Wildfire Destroys 96 More Homes
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California Wildfire Destroys 96 More Homes

The blaze was 68% contained on Saturday and firefighters were transitioning to... More

Will California Home Owners See Insurance Rates Rise After Series of Wildfires?
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Will California Home Owners See Insurance Rates Rise After Series of Wildfires?

Rate hikes would have to pass regulatory muster, but they are likely on the horizon. More

Blue Cut Fire Rages Through 36,000 Acres, Destroys Homes
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Blue Cut Fire Rages Through 36,000 Acres, Destroys Homes

With the fire still unpredictable, the damage has been hard to assess. More

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