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Paris Architecture Complicate Fire Rescues

The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from window ledges eight stories above bare concrete. The architecture typical of many Paris residences – hidden central stairwells …

Ford Recalls 2M F150s Due to Seatbelt Fire Risk

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because the seatbelts can spark and cause fires. The recall, which covers trucks from the 2015 through 2018 model years, comes about …

Fire Risk Prompts BMW Recall of 1 Million Cars

BMW is recalling more than 1 million cars and SUVs in two U.S. recalls due to the risk of fires under the hood, and it’s recommending that they be parked outdoors until repairs are made. A spokesman for the German …

Ohio Governor Says Manufactured Homes Should Be Regulated

Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes too many people are dying in manufactured homes, and he wants oversight of those homes transferred from an industry-controlled board to the state. Statistics compiled by the State Fire Marshal’s office show people living in …

Safety Campaign Reminds Homeowners of Hazards Related to CSST Gas Tubing

Lightning strikes occur approximately 25 million times each year in the U.S., as reported by the National Severe Storms Laboratory. As summer approaches, storm producing lightning strikes could threaten millions of homes nationwide, according to Jim Narva, executive director of …

Business News

XL Catlin Unveils Workplace Violence Coverage for US Businesses XL Catlin announced a new insurance policy to help mid-size companies in the US respond and recover from such incidents. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) estimates that nearly 2 …

Allstate Poll Reveals Spike in Property Claims During the Holidays

By the time the turkeys, pumpkin pies and cranberries are devoured and the calendar flips from November to December, 75 percent of Americans will have already started checking items off their shopping lists, according to a new poll released by …

Toyota to Recall 6.5M Cars Due to Power Window Switch Defect

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will recall about 6.5 million vehicles worldwide to fix power-window switches that can overheat and potentially lead to a fire. About 2.7 million of the recalled vehicles are in North America, with 1.2 million in …

Certain Population Segments at Higher Risk of Dying in a Fire

In 2011, 3,415 deaths and 17,500 injuries were caused by fires in the U.S., according to newly released statistics by the U.S. Fire Administration. The agency noted that those that were low income, living in the South, and aged 50 …

Hood Flaw and Fire Risk Prompt Nissan to Recall 768,000 Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co., the second-biggest Japanese carmaker, said it will recall about 768,000 vehicles worldwide in two separate actions to fix a fire risk and hood that may open during driving. Nissan will call back 552,135 Rogue sport utility vehicles …