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As a society, Americans find themselves migrating more and more each year to urban environments. While that means less home ownership, it also means a transition to more renters – and for the importance of this blog, specifically – more renters in a high-rise apartment setting. Fire safety is an important concept for anyone to try to grapple with, but when your safety is so beholden to the behavior of others whose living space is attached to yours and vice versa – it becomes […]

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So a pretty great study came out recently that was just published in Sprinkler Age – which is the monthly/online/catch all your sprinkler related news here for the American Fire Sprinkler Association. For years, the NFPA 25 has been a standard bearer of sorts for us Fire Safety guys. It gives us ‘the right way’ to go about our business, what standards should be, etc. This month, there was discussion on the concept of loading sprinklers. Loading sprinklers is simply when some sort of […]

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So with Thanksgiving past us and the Christmas/Holiday season quickly thundering towards us – we figured now would be as good a time as any to talk a little bit about kitchen fires and what you can do to protect yourself from them. Without a doubt, you’re probably putting together a deliciously elaborate feast for family and friends – but it’s worth remembering that nearly half of all fires started in the home start in the kitchen and it’s important make sure your home […]

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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported Name of product:  Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles Hazard:  The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy: Replace Recall date: November 2, 2017 Recall number: 18-022 Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, […]

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As we transition from summer into fall, it’s always a good idea to share out a little refresher on some must-know fall fire safety tips. Some tips are universal no matter what time of year you happen to be in – but many concerns are, in fact, seasonal – particularly if you’re looking to keep your home warmer in the coming winter months. Let’s jump right in! Time change, battery change The best time to change batteries in your smoke detectors and CO2 detectors […]

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From 2007-2011 alone, there were over 3,300 fires in US office spaces across the country every single year. Simply put, fire safety should be everyone’s responsibility – whether you’re the first guy through the door in the morning or the last guy to turn the lights off at night. Identifying those things that pose a threat vary greatly from space to space and workplace to workplace – but there are some commonalities that they share – commonalities that everyone should be conscious of in […]

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Fire extinguishers are serious business and responsible business owners should train themselves and their employees on the basics. Here’s some things we think every business should know about their fire extinguishers. Fire Extinguishers are not ‘one size fits all’ The most important thing a business can do for fire prevention is to make sure it has the correct fire extinguishers in their buildings. Depending on the materials present- some extinguishers are better equipped for the job than others. Make sure you have the right […]

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Safety Tips for First-Time Homeowners You finally moved into your new home and it feels so good to make it your own. As you put your personal stamp on your home, make sure to address any potential hazards that may have come up during the inspection or after a few months of living at your new residence. Fire hazards are a serious and widespread problem. You may not be aware that a residential fire happens every 66 seconds. As August is National Preparedness Month, now is as great […]

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While fires are always something to worry about in high-rise buildings, NFPA regulations are pretty strict and well-enforced. And you’d probably surprised to learn that the number of deaths per one thousand fires is actually lower in high rises than it is in smaller, more ‘normal’ sized structures. The reasons for that are numerous and usually has to do with there simply being more fire protection equipment present – but even in spite of all that, it’s important to know what to do in […]

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Summer time means grilling time, but it’s important to understand what you’re working with. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are – on average – about 8,900 grill-related fires in homes every year. With that in mind, we’re here today to share four tips that can help you grill a little more safely. Always be careful with flammable liquids By this we mean propane, lighter fluid and the like. Believe it or not, just those two substances alone account for over 83 […]

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