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Understanding El Niño. The Threat is Real.

With winter approaching, it’s very important for Californians to start understanding El Niño. The threat is real. The wet weather phenomenon has become a huge blip on the forecasting radar for the Western United States since summer. But what does it really mean for Californians in general, and Southern Californians specifically? What...
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Ramping Up For 2016!

The team at MySafe:California are ramping up for 2016! We’re building a series of materials for both the public, and for regional and local fire agencies. The idea is to build a safer State, community by community. Our public portal will be completely online by mid-January. There, residents throughout the...
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Fire Burns. Smoke Kills™

Did you know that while fire burns, smoke kills? That’s right. Fire Burns. Smoke Kills. Often, we tend to think about fire as the primary threat to life in home fires. The fact is, more people die from smoke and gas inhalation and exposure than from fire itself. During 2014,...
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Holiday Candle Safety

This is an important time of year to focus on holiday candle safety. Nothing adds to the spirit of the holidays like a collection of beautiful candles, glowing in the evening light. Nothing can ruin a holiday like a burned out home and a relative in the hospital – all...
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Have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday

Everyone wants to enjoy the holiday season – celebrating with friends and family, and taking time to enjoy the good things in life. If you are the organizer of the holiday spirit in your family, it’s vital that you take a few minutes to understand some of the things that can...
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Community Risk Reduction in California

Community Risk Reduction in California is an emerging and important component of modern fire prevention. MySafe:California is working to create tools, support, and programs and help agencies throughout California better implement these new fire prevention practices. Our parent organization is called the Safe Community Project, Inc., and has been involved...
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The Benefits of a Ten-Year Smoke Alarm

We’re often asked about the new 10-year smoke alarm revolution. The importance of having a 10-year alarm cannot be understated, and the fact that in California, a new law requires that all alarms sold after July 1, 2015 be of the ten year type supports that value. For the homeowner,...
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Drowning is Silent

Every day, an average of ten people die from unintentional drowning in the United States. That’s more than 3,500 people a year. For for every ten who die, two are children under the age of 14. Drowning ranks as the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death in America. In...
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