Winter Safety Check List

From heating your home to getting ready for winter storms, take steps now to prepare for the cold weather ahead. Click here for tips to help you prepare for the winter.

Get a Taste for Safe Cooking

With the holiday season officially upon us, it's time to dust off your seasonal recipes and start preparing them to enjoy with family and friends. Whether you're baking the yams or stuffing the turkey, remember to practice safe cooking habits while making your favorite holiday meals. Click here for HSC's cooking safety tips.

Deck the Halls Safely

From climbing ladders to stringing lights, it's important to keep safety in mind when decorating your home for the holidays. Click here for HSC's holiday decorating safety tips to keep you and your loved ones injury free while decorating safety this holiday season.

Don't Let Hazards Be an Uninvited Guest this Season

The holidays are the perfect time of year for bringing families and friends together. If you're hosting holiday gatherings, make time for a home safety walk through before your first guests arrive. Click here for a checklist you can follow to keep guests of all ages safe in your home.

Home Fire Sprinklers

The Home Safety Council and the National Fire Sprinkler Association want you to know that home fire sprinklers provide the ultimate protection from home fires by giving you and your family more time to get out of your home to safety. Click here to learn more about the benefits of home fire sprinklers.



Good Earth Tea & Coffee is giving back by sponsoring a contest for nonprofits. The company will donate half of its after-tax profits to the top three charities receiving votes online now through February 28, 2010. Vote today and everyday to help us win a donation from Good Earth to keep families safe at home!

Home Safety Council Selected for a 2009 Literacy Leadership Award. Click here to learn more.

New Research Reveals Most Families Have Not Done All They Can to Protect against Home Fires. Click here for additional information.



Support the Home Safety Council through the CFC Campaign. Federal employees are now able to donate to the Home Safety Council through the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our CFC designation number is 48169.
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Carbon monoxide is known as the "silent killer" because you cannot see, smell or taste it. It's a deadly gas that is produced by fuel-burning heating equipment like furnaces, wood stoves and kerosene heaters. To protect against it, install a CO detector to alert you if there are high levels of CO in your home. Click here to learn more about protecting your family from this deadly gas.