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Protect Your Home

Four out of every five U.S. fire deaths occur at home

Fire Prevention Week: October 7-13, 2018 You are more likely to die in a home fire today than ten years ago. This startling statistic is behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: ”Look, Listen, Learn.  Be aware – fire can happen anywhere”. Through three simple calls-to-action, this year’s theme identifies basic but essential ways people […]

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Natural Gas Leak Signs, Symptoms and Emergency Safety Steps

Signs of a Natural Gas Leak For a suspected natural gas leak call SDG&E at (800) 411-7343. Natural gas leaks are uncommon but they do happen. Their results can be terrifying. In October 2015, a hatch from a natural gas storage system blew off in Los Angeles, causing the evacuation of 1,700 homes for almost […]

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Plan Ahead for Wildfire

We can’t stress the importance of a personal emergency plan enough.  All San Diego County residents are affected by wildfires. They have and will continue to burn into urban areas such as Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, and Escondido. Below are suggestions to help you prepare your home and family in case a wildfire  Prepare Your […]

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How to Replace Your Fire Alarm

Home fire death statistics are unsettling:

* 38% are on properties without smoke alarms
* 21% have no working smoke alarms

Have you checked your fire alarm recently? Here’s how…

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Washers and Dryers Cause 16,800 Structure Fires Annually

“I smelled gas in the middle of the night, so I called SDG&E. My son and I sat on the porch with the cat and a blanket until they arrived,” Mrs. Connor told us recently. “Not only did we have a small gas leak in the attic, but they said our clothes dryer was a fire waiting to happen!”

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Space Heaters – A Deadly Epidemic?

According to media accounts, at least two home fires in San Diego County were caused by space heaters in January. If you use a space heater, read this.

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Why is this El Ñino so dangerous?

The 1997 El Niño caused 17 deaths and more than a half a billion dollars in damage to California. This year, ocean temperatures are mirroring those of 1997.

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How Did This Home Survive?

It was the good work of both ground and air firefighters, however, they might not have been successful if the homeowner had not created a defensible space.

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