Fire Prevention: Hear the beep where you sleep

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The theme of Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, is “Hear the beep where you sleep.” Grinnell Mutual has created a set of free resources about fire safety at home, in your business, and on the farm.

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Working smoke alarms combined with a sprinkler system may reduce the risk of a residential fire-related death by 82 percent.

Fire is preventable. Taking time to prepare your home and family could stop a tragedy. The theme of Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, is “Hear the beep where you sleep.” Grinnell Mutual has created a set of free resources about fire safety at home, in your business, and on the farm.

Proper smoke alarm placement can save your life
Do you hear the beep where you sleep? Click here to see an infographic about installing smoke alarms in your home.

Residential fire sprinklers save lives.
Working smoke alarms combined with a sprinkler system may reduce the risk of a residential fire-related death by 82 percent, according to the National Fire Protection Administration. They also can prevent a fire from engulfing your home.
Read and watch—how residential fire sprinklers save lives.

Cultivate a fire-safe farm
Dry crops and chaff offer plenty of fuel in fields and barns, on combines, and around other heavy farm equipment. Help make your harvest safe and bountiful with these fire safety tips for the farm.

Have a fire escape plan
Creating – and practicing – a fire escape plan with your family can prevent a tragedy. Read what to include in your family’s fire escape plan.

If you can’t stand the heat … prevent kitchen fires
Cooking brings people together and creates warm fuzzies all around. But don’t let distractions get the best of you in the kitchen, or you could ruin way more than a dinner party. Whether you’re cooking at home or in a commercial kitchen, read how you can prevent kitchen fires.

For more information
For fire safety tips you can use at home, visit our Front Porch on grinnellmutual.com. For fire prevention in your business, visit Preventing Losses on grinnellmutual.com.

About Grinnell Mutual
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, located in Grinnell, Iowa, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products through a network of over 1,600 independent agents in 12 Midwestern states. In its 104th year of business, Grinnell Mutual is the 117th largest property-casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary farm mutual reinsurer in North America.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Miller
Integrated Marketing Manager
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
641.269.8233
jmiller(at)gmrc(dot)com

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