Tag Archives: fires

This Heat-Sensing Christmas Tree Ornament Was Designed to Detect Fires Faster

Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year—but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Traditional Christmas trees can actually be a major source of fuel in a house fire, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In the organization’s annual fire department experience survey in 2011-2015, it was shown that Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an estimated ... Read More »

Sicily fire crew ’caused fires for cash’

Italian police have detained 15 volunteer firefighters in southern Sicily accused of starting fires in order to get paid to put them out. In the alleged fraud, the volunteers rang the emergency 115 number themselves or got friends or relatives to do it. Their commander allegedly skipped shifts in order to start fires. The team, in the Ragusa district, came ... Read More »