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Thanks for entering Bob Vila’s $1500 Generator Giveaway with Briggs & Stratton. Now that you’ve entered for a chance to improve your home emergency preparedness, take a look at some of the other ways you can safeguard your home and family.

Power Outage Safety

When the power goes out, don’t panic. There are some practical things you can do to make the best of a bad situation. Stock up on essentials now like flashlights and batteries so you’ll be ready in a pinch. Only use candles if you absolutely must but never leave them unattended. For more helpful advice, consult this list of things you should never do in the event of a power outage.

Fire Safety

How prepared are you for a home or kitchen fire? About 365,500 home fires happen annually in America—but most of these disasters can be prevented by adequately maintaining your home and practicing good fire safety protocol. Clean your laundry dryer vent a couple times a year to prevent a build up of lint that can overheat and lead to fire, and never leave space heaters unattended. Click here for more fire safety tips.

Stock Up

You already know that a home generator can be your best friend in the event of a power outage. For a variety of other home emergencies, there are many other trusty supplies that can make your life easier and safer—from home water filters to NOAA radios. Take a look at our product recommendations for home emergency preparedness.

Wherever You Go

Personal safety doesn’t begin and end in the home. With as much time as most Americans spend in the car, it’s important to prepare for all manner of auto emergencies—from getting yourself out of a snowy ditch or flagging down help when you’re stranded by the side of the road. Click here for clever ideas for staying safe in an auto emergency