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Portable fire extinguishers are an essential part of any commercial fire prevention system. Here’s to hoping you have the right types of extinguishers installed in the right places so you have maximum protection in your building! But when do they expire and stop working and when they do – how do you dispose of them? That’s what we’re here to answer today. The lifespan of a fire extinguisher When properly maintained, fire extinguishers can last from about 10-12 years. Once they get to that […]

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Halloween is as fun a holiday as we have here in the US. It’s all about trick or treating, costumes and in a world where everyone takes themselves too seriously it seems – we have a time where dark humor gives us a friendly reprieve. That being said, it’s important that we’re safe – whether it’s inspecting your children’s candy, making sure they have appropriate supervision while trick or treating and the like. And yes – believe it or not – fire safety also […]

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As a business owner, you have an ethical and legal responsibility to make sure that your employees are safe. Whether your business is large or small, you are legally obligated to both understand and comply with fire safety laws. That being said, you’d be surprised to the extent that business owners don’t understand these laws. Fire safety isn’t always the most exciting topic for some people – and for others it’s just something they take for granted. Trust us when we say – when […]

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Whenever you run a business there is a lot to learn – not just about your industry but about all the support systems that allow you to operate legally and safely. From insurance, to legal-speak to safety codes, there’s a lot to take in and understand. When it comes to fire safety, it’s no different. But don’t fret – we’re not here to overwhelm you! We’re here to help drill down some of the lingo you should know and be aware of so that […]

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Everyone knows that fire alarms are there for our own safety and thank goodness they are. But a question we always get is why they have to be so loud – or maybe more precisely – why they have to be so piercingly loud. If you’ve ever been to a rock concert or heard a fighter jet up close – there are some sounds that just feel like they not only physically hurt – but go right through your head and into your body. […]

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Fire safety is always something that should be front of mind when it comes to our homes. However, it can be difficult for the layman to identify exactly what things they should be looking out for. Appliances cause most household fires. Some electrical, some not – but they’re the primary culprits if you’re looking to prevent a fire. Here are some of the appliances that you should keep a careful eye on if you want to prevent a fire in your home. Dishwashers This […]

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Whenever there’s a fire, a fire extinguisher is usually your first line of protection in order to prevent the spread of the fire itself. But you’d be surprised at some of the mistakes people make when using an extinguisher. Especially in a situation where there’s as little margin for error as possible, one simple mistake can make a bad situation untenable. Here are three mistakes to avoid when using a fire extinguisher to ensure you use it properly and keep yourself safe! Standing too […]

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Nothing says summertime quite like the idea of going camping and enjoying the solitude of nature and the people who matter most. Still – before you go out, it’s important to remember some important fire safety tips – especially since having a campfire is to integral to the overall experience. Here are some things to keep in mind next time you go camping to make sure that you keep you and yours happy, healthy and safe! Follow the area rules Be sure to be […]

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While any business can do a lot to protect themselves against fires, the best thing they can do to prevent a fire is to prevent one from starting in the first place. With the right tools and tips, these types of accidents can easily be avoided. Here are some of the most common causes of workplace fires and how you can avoid them. Electrical Fires  Over 25% of all total fires are linked to the malfunction of an electronic device of some sort. Employees […]

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No one wants to think about their home on fire, but in the event it does happen, it’s always good to have a plan. When we think fire safety in our homes, we mostly think about things like evacuation plans, stop, drop and roll and smoke detectors. Fire extinguishers are always an element that is overlooked and should be treated as an essential component to any fire prevention plan. Here are the most important places for you to keep a fire extinguisher. The kitchen […]

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