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Take the Time to Prevent Fires

by Allyson Hoffman

October is Fire Prevention Month, and there's no question that everything you do now can save lives in a fire emergency. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, across the United States, there were more than 369,500 fires in homes in 2010. 2,640 people died and another 13,350 were injured in those fires, which causes $6.9 billion dollars in damage. Let's talk about a few simple things you need to do to ensure you don't become one of those statistics!

The very first thing you need to do is to make sure you have smoke detectors installed in every hallways and bedroom of your home. They need to have the Underwriters Laboratories seal to ensure quality. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Just as important is to test those smoke detectors every week to make sure the batteries are still good and that the device is operating normally.

In the case of a fire, the most important thing is to get out as fast as you can. And then stay out! The danger is not just the actual flames, but the atmosphere the fire creates, as it consumes oxygen and gives off deadly gases such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

To that end, you'll want to establish a plan ahead of the time you might need it. You'll need to establish this plan with everyone who lives in your home. Make sure you have at least two ways out, and know them by heart. Make sure someone is assigned to call 911 for help, and if someone is assigned to help those who might need assistance. And set up a meeting place outside so you can be sure everyone is safe.

Keep this fact in mind, that the leading cause of home fires and injuries since 1990 is cooking! And most of those fires happen when kitchen ranges and ovens are left unattended. The second leading cause of house fires is heating equipment, which must be cleaned properly and checked annually. The other leading causes of fires are smoking materials, electrical appliances and candles.

For much more, make sure to check out the Fire Prevention information on the National Fire Protection Association Website. Now get to work checking those smoke detectors!

This blog is maintained by Michael of Kim Hughes & Company.
Photo courtesy musubk/flickr.com

Enjoy Fall at the Grove Fest

by Allyson Hoffman

Spend some time outdoors this weekend with the family at Grove Fest. The festival is brought to you by the Glenview Park District and takes place at the Grove at 1421 Milwaukee Avenue in Glenview [map]. Celebrate the history of the people who settled in the Glenview area with live folk music, nature walks, square dancing, storytelling, gift & crafts vendors, and hearty pioneer food. The festival is open from 11am to 5pm.  Admission is $4 for adults, kids under 13 get in for $1. And if you happen to spot a house for sale that interests you, let me know. And have a great weekend!

This blog is maintained by Michael of Kim Hughes & Company.
Photo courtesy the Glenview Park District.

Spend St. Patrick's Day at the Celtic Knot Public House

by Allyson Hoffman

The Celtic Knot Public House, located at 626 Church Street in Evanston is your traditional Irish pub with a bit of sophistication of a modern European restaurant.  The Celtic Knot is a fun and inviting place to gather for friends of all nature.

Here you can enjoy the Pub Grub, which is a fish and chips, Shepherd’s Pie or a Guinness Pasty. Or you can choose to sample the dinner specials! Here you might get to try Lemon Infused Sole, Pecan crusted Salmon or an amazing steak served with Black Peppercorn sauce.

Try a new wine or fine beer at their full bar that will compliment any meal or you can just enjoy it alone!  And of course a proper pint of Guinness is always ready for you.

The relaxing atmosphere is the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Evanston.

Image courtesy of JD Hancock/Flickr.com

 

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