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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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Fire safety is an important part of the operation of any building – whether it’s commercial or residential. There’s a lot to do to make sure you’re ready in the event of a fire, but there’s also a lot of noise out there with regards to what people know and take as fact. Today, we’re going to discuss some of those myths and why you shouldn’t take them to heart. New buildings are safer They’re not. Let’s face it – age is just a […]

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No matter what kind of business you’re in, now is as good a time as any to remember just how devastating fires can be and what steps you can take towards making sure you never have to deal with them. This month’s blog takes a look at the basics – four questions you should be asking yourself to make sure you, your business and your employees are safe. Let’s jump right in! Are your fire risks assessed accurately? When it comes to a businesses’ […]

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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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