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How Fire-Ready Are Americans?

first_img Tagged with: Baby Boomers fire extinguisher fire preparedness fire safety Gen-X Homeowners Millennials Porch.com ready.gove smoke detector  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan In 2016, there were around 352,000 home fires that cost U.S. homeowners more than 2,700 lives and almost $6 billion in damages, according to a study on homeowner safety and preparedness by Porch.com.A lot of the worst issues surrounding home fires, the report argues, are largely avoidable such as replacing the batteries in a smoke detector, having a fire extinguisher ready and easily accessible. But Porch wanted to know how many people don’t just already know that and actually take such steps to protect their lives and properties.When it comes to smoke detectors, not everyone practiced what is considered the most basic fire safety measure of refreshing batteries. A detector’s batteries are supposed to be changed every year and the entire device should be replaced once every 10 years.“While a vast majority of people were diligent enough to have replaced their batteries at least once within the last year,” the report stated, “we found younger generations may have missed the memo.”Porch reported that 7 percent of baby boomers, 15 percent of Gen Xers, and a quarter of Millennials admitted to never having swapped out the batteries in their smoke alarms.According to the survey, about 62 percent of Americans reported having a fire extinguisher at home and that they knew where it was. But 8 percent said they had one but had no idea where it was. Nearly a third of Americans reported having no fire extinguisher, which means about 40 percent would not have an extinguisher handy in the event of an emergency.Even among those who do know where their fire extinguisher is, Porch found that fewer than half of Gen Xers and Millennials know how to actually use it. About two-thirds of Boomers said they’re confident they could wield a fire extinguisher properly.Yet despite the trend towards less preparedness the younger the respondent, Porch found that having children had a big effect on fire safety preparation.“Compared to fewer than 59 percent of adults without kids, nearly 65 percent of people with children in their homes said they were equipped with a fire extinguisher and could find it when they needed it,” the report stated. “Perhaps even more importantly, people with kids were also more likely to feel confident in their ability to work their fire extinguishers (48 percent) than those who didn’t have children (43 percent)—though we still found 28 percent of parents were less than convinced they’d know what to do if a situation called for it.”Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers aside, Porch found most adults underprepared for emergencies. According to our survey, only 3 percent of people have every item recommended by Ready.gov in their emergency kits; a third have none of them.“Most common across all generations was a flashlight and first-aid kit, though often it was older generations and parents who were the most prepared compared to younger people,” the report stated. “Millennials, who were the least likely to be equipped with portable power banks for electronic equipment, non-perishable food, or local maps, earned the lowest grade overall on the readiness of their kits.” Previous: IPsoft Launches Conversational Banking with 1Bank Next: Rebuilding Paradise How Fire-Ready Are Americans? Home / Daily Dose / How Fire-Ready Are Americans? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Baby Boomers fire extinguisher fire preparedness fire safety Gen-X Homeowners Millennials Porch.com ready.gove smoke detector 2018-11-22 Scott Morgan November 22, 2018 4,764 Views center_img Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Reckers fire causes evacuation, no damage

first_imgAt about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a small fire in the chimney of Reckers Cafe caused an approximately hour-long evacuation of South Dining Hall.At the scene, University spokesperson Dennis Brown said there were no injuries and no damage to the dining hall building, though there may be some damage to the restaurant’s pizza oven.“There was a fire in the chimney shaft above the Reckers restaurant,” Brown said. “There’s a pizza oven in there. The fire was contained. [There was] a lot of smoke, but no damage in the building itself.”The Notre Dame Fire Department (NDFD) also called in the South Bend and Clay fire departments for support.“They assisted with a large ladder that allowed us to get up above the shaft to find out what was going on,” Brown saidThe cause of the fire could not be determined immediately, Brown said, but the incident is under investigation. Reckers remained closed after the fire for the day, while the rest of the dining hall reopened. About 65 dining hall employees were held outside the building until shortly before 11:30 a.m., when NDFD allowed them to re-enter. Tags: fire, Notre Dame Fire Department, Reckers, South Bend Fire Department, South Dining Halllast_img read more

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Real Madrid in U-turn over Dani Ceballos stay at Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Aug 2020 6:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Comment Real Madrid’s hierarchy now want to keep Dani Ceballos instead of loaning him out to Arsenal (Getty)Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their hopes of keeping Dani Ceballos as Real Madrid have now decided to retain the midfielder for their pre-season campaign, according to reports in Spain.The 24-year-old excelled in his final few months under Mikel Arteta and ended his season-long loan by helping Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup.Arteta has made it clear that he is keen for Ceballos to remain at Arsenal for another campaign after he formed a solid midfield partnership with Granit Xhaka during the Premier League run-in.Arsenal were hopeful of reaching a new agreement with Real Madrid to extend Ceballos’ loan and potentially include an option to purchase the midfielder.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, AS reports that Madrid have now reconsidered Ceballos’ future following his impressive performances for Arsenal.It’s claimed that Madrid’s hierarchy are convinced that Ceballos can become a first-team regular and they want the midfielder to be given the upcoming pre-season campaign to showcase his ability. Advertisement Dani Ceballos helped Arsenal win the FA Cup this season (Getty Images)However, AS report that the final decision over whether Ceballos will stay part of Madrid’s squad remains with Zinedine Zidane.Ceballos initially pushed to leave Madrid after failing to secure a regular role under Zidane.The midfielder was also keen to receive regular playing time in order to boost his chances of winning a place in Spain’s Euro 2020 squad.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalCeballos has made no secret of his desire to become a key part of Madrid’s midfield but the Spaniard has also made it clear that he wants regular football.Speaking after Arsenal’s win against Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley, Ceballos said: ‘I want to play 35 games [next season] at least.‘I am one of those who say that when you are happy, you develop your game.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Real Madrid in U-turn over Dani Ceballos stay at Arsenallast_img read more