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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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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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