Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Safety Tips

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Safety Tips

Credit: Amazon.com I mentioned that my family and I participated with Hope Worldwide in the Red Cross and HOPE Worldwide Martin Luther King Day Fire Safety and Disaster Prep Fair. During the day, we heard from Captain Anderson and Lieutenant Zitto from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) who provided some really helpful advice. I am sharing the highlights regarding smoke and CO detectors below: Smoke Detectors -Smoke detectors should be … [Read more...]

Preventing fires

fire safety tips

I mentioned that my family and I participated with Hope Worldwide in the Red Cross and HOPE Worldwide Martin Luther King Day Fire Safety and Disaster Prep Fair. During the day, we heard from Captain Anderson and Lieutenant Zitto from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) who provided some really helpful advice. I am sharing the highlights below: Electrical Fires Read the warning labels on electric power strips. Don't trust that surge … [Read more...]

Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

On Saturday my family and I participated with Hope Worldwide in the Red Cross and HOPE Worldwide Martin Luther King Day Fire Safety and Disaster Prep Fair. During the day, we heard from Captain Anderson and Lieutenant Zitto from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). We learned a lot about kitchen fires, the number one cause of fires in NYC. Many of the fires are simply because someone burned dinner and it's just smoke and cabinet damage. … [Read more...]

Help the Red Cross help you

new york red cross

On Saturday my family and I participated with Hope Worldwide in the Red Cross and HOPE Worldwide Martin Luther King Day Fire Safety and Disaster Prep Fair. We began by hearing from Ms. O'Shaughnessy from the Red Cross in regards to how people could best prepare in case they ever had a personal fire so that the Red Cross could help them in the best ways. We were taught how to be a partner in disaster recovery. If you need the assistance of … [Read more...]

CES Smart Kitchen Tech (Samsung, WeMo & More)

Last week, I attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. CES showcases the latest innovations in technology across a broad spectrum…including kitchen products. I am a minimalist with a small NYC kitchen, so I only have things in my kitchen that I regularly use. However, even “minimalist me” saw several kitchen things that made me think, “Oh, that’s so smart. I want one of those!” Below are my top picks: 1. Samsung Food Showcase … [Read more...]