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2012-01-17 20:45:00

Amica Insurance reminds everyone to use space heaters, pellet and woodstoves and other alternative heating sources safely. Make sure your heating source is properly installed and ventilated to prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. And if you´re using a woodstove or fireplace to heat your home, make sure your chimney has been cleaned and inspected for cracks and creosote buildup. Never leave fires or portable heaters unattended. Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Many people...

2010-01-13 12:03:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Fire Administration, people over the age of 65 have a home fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, that risk nearly triples. These statistics are alarming, especially when researchers estimate that by the year 2030, there will be more than 70 million senior Americans. In Canada, the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall reports that seniors over the age of 65 accounted for 30 percent of all fire...

2010-01-12 10:18:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Fire Administration, people over the age of 65 have a home fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, that risk nearly triples. These statistics are alarming, especially when researchers estimate that by the year 2030, there will be more than 70 million senior Americans. In Canada, the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall reports that seniors over the age of 65 accounted for 30 percent of all fire...

2008-12-02 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As heating costs rise and temperatures dip, energy costs are on everybody's mind. Portable electric heaters can be an efficient way to warm your room or supplement central heating; however, if not used properly, they can be a fire or electric shock hazard. According to a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) study, there are about 3000 portable heater fires annually. Of those fires, most were caused by improper use. The Association of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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