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Winter And Holiday Fire Safety In New York City

Holiday & Winter Fire Safety Tips

The advent of winter and the holiday season also brings the highest rate of home fires, a leading cause of building insurance claims. Not surprisingly, more than one-third of home fires occur between December and February. Whether you’re a homeowner…

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New York City Fire Escapes

Keep Those Fire Escapes in Working Condition

New York City building owners with outside fire escapes have two choices regarding these external means of egress: keep them maintained or remove them. Fire escapes are a classic feature of New York City architecture, romanticized in books, plays and…

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NYC HPD Publishes 2019 Housing Information Guide

As we’ve done previously, this article highlights updates in the latest edition of New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)’s housing information guide, The ABCs of Housing. Owners of multiple dwellings (residential buildings of 3+ units) should…

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Fire Prevention Tips For NYC Landlords

Protect Tenants with These Fire Prevention Tips

Distinguished Programs recently published a white paper on Common Fire Risks and Prevention Tips Every Community Association Should Know. The short guide offers great advice for landlords and their tenants. After all, fire is the leading catastrophic insurance claim, with…

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Best Practices For Candle Safety

Enjoy candles? Follow these candle safety tips

Whether you use candles during a power outage, as part of a holiday ritual, or for ambience, exercise special care. The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) reports that, unlike other causes of home fires, candle fires have increased. In the…

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Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles

Earlier this month, Kidde recalled nearly 40 million fire extinguishers. The recall includes 134 models of fire extinguishers with plastic handles and eight models with plastic push-button Pindicators. Affected models can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge, failing to…

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