A well stocked first aid kit is a good tool to have at home at any time, and it will help you be better prepared in the event of an emergency. It's also a good idea to have a kit with you while hiking, biking, camping or boating. While kits can be bought preassembled, you can also build your own. For more information on keeping and creating your own first aid kit, take a look. Start a first aid kit.
See the firefighting tools that firefighters use and find out how firefighters use their gear in this free video featuring a professional firefighter.
If you're a firefighter, you probably know what a flashover is. If not, it's what it sounds like -- a fast spreading of fire, very rapidly, across a gap because of extreme heat.
Installing a home security system can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. This how to video shows you some easy practices that keep your home well protected. All you need is a few inexpensive items such as flood lights, signs, and light timers.
Your home security systems may not work for you if you don't turn it on. To top it off some of your bad habits can invite thieves in to your home. This how to video reviews some common sense steps to protect your home from burglars.
Check out this video to learn how to make your home burglar-proof. It's fairly easy, he says.
Use a stud finder magnet to find nails that attach your wallboard to studs.
Remember that your hot water heater is an excellent source of drinking water that you can use during emergencies. To access the water, learn how by checking out this video. Use hot water from your heater for disasters.
Check out this video to learn how to prevent your car from getting stolen or broken into. Part 1 of 2 - How to Prevent your car from getting stolen or broken into.
If your home is not protected by impact-resistant windows and doors, or impact resistant shutters or panels, consider building your own temporary emergency panels. www.flash.org
Radon is the second-leading cause of cancer. You can't smell it, see it or taste it but it might be present in your home. We will show you how to see if there is a dangerous amount of radon in your home. Test your home for radon.
We spoke to the Neighborhood Watch to find out a few tips on securing your home Secure your home.
Learn how to be safe and stop someone from invading your home.
This old service announcement video shows you what to do in the case of a kitchen fire (and what NOT to do)!
If an emergency arises, will you be prepared? Emergencies can happen anywhere and any time. That's why it pays to be prepared, even in the comfort of your own home or apartment. Find out everything you need to make a home emergency kit.
In this emergency preparedness video series, learn what to do when you need to call 911, or even if you call by accident. Our expert, an experienced 911 dispatch operator, Jill Maglione, will tell you what the most important information you need to give is, why you need to give your address, why you may be asked to stay on the line, how to get to the point about what type of emergency you have, how to teach kids to use 911, how to report a car accident, and more tips you need for emergency pr...
In these home security and safety videos, learn how to upgrade your house in some important ways. Our expert, Jon Olson, will show you how to secure your windows and sliding glass doors, some of your home’s most vulnerable entries, with bar locks. Learn how to install a door guard latch to keep small children from getting out, as well as a peep hole to see who’s at the front door. Finally, get some important fire safety tips and learn how to install smoke detectors for your home.