Avoid the Noise: How to Prevent False Smoke Alarms

***RING*** ***RING*** ***RING*** Jon is standing over the stovetop watching his dulche de leche finish heating. The dish is simmering perfectly inside its pot. This is nearly a three hour process. Moments before it’s complete, he’s rudely interrupted. The smoke...

Pack that Kit: A Guide to Being Prepared During Emergency

Popular media dramatizes emergency situations. Fictional characters always seem to find the survival items they need without much resistance, and they survive catastrophic natural disasters with little planning or foresight. The characters always find a way to come out on...

Take Shelter: A Guide to Tornado Safety

A tornado can happen anywhere; they’ve touched down on every state in the country. Hail is falling with an evening thunderstorm, and a billowing howl is heard overhead. The skies are slowly turning black or dark green. Clouds are moving...

Stop, Drop, and Prepare: A Guide to Summer Fire Safety

"It’s really getting bad out here." On Sunday afternoon, February, 2011, in Amarillo, Texas, Rita sat inside of the library to finish some work after attending the morning church service when she received the first phone call. “It’s really getting...

Contain the Flames: a Complete Guide to Campus Fire Safety

Students are returning to universities across the country for the fall semester. Some may even be heading to a college campus for the first time. This means many young adults will have their first experience of living away from home...

CHECKLIST: Summer Vacation Safety & Security

It's summer vacation season! Whether you're going overseas or just a few miles away, summer trips are full of fun and sun. It's crucial to stay safe while you're on the go, but it's equally important to secure your home while...

GUIDE: Reclaiming Your Space – Victims of Stalking

Stalking is a serious and far-too-common crime. Millions of Americans are stalked every year. It's a slow, excruciating experience to live through. But we don't talk about it enough because it's not a flashy or intense crime—it's a slow burn,...

INFOGRAPHIC: Home Improvement That Saves You Money

Dreaming of a Home that's Friendlier to the Environment—and your Wallet? Everyone is always looking for better ways to lower their bills—the gas, energy, and water bills certainly don't lower themselves. We know home improvement is an active process, so we...

Ring in the New Year (In One Piece)

Setting off your own fireworks is extremely dangerous. With New Year's Eve coming up, we've decided to create a fun guide on safe alternative celebration methods that keep all the fun in counting down the clock without the hazards of...

VIDEO: Shocking Christmas Tree Fire

It can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute is all it took for a dry Christmas tree to engulf an entire room in flames. The Round Rock Fire Department joined Protect America security experts in a demonstration of...