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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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Fires – particularly workplace fires – can be devastating, not just to the owners of the business, but to those who work for them. Now is as good a time as any to think about your company’s fire safety and what you can do to prevent against fires. Here are four questions that every business owner should ask themselves about their workplace fire safety: Have you properly assessed your risks? The amount of risk your business takes on almost entirely depends on what your […]

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People know what they know and don’t know what they don’t know – and fire safety isn’t really all that different. Everyone more or less knows how to work a fire extinguisher and generally read how empty or full the unit is – but past that – the average person doesn’t know. And you’d think something like that would be something we should know. So that’s the reason for the blog today. Here’s some info on how to read your fire extinguisher and what […]

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What are the laws in Tampa regarding fire extinguishers for a business? Like most of our city, state, and federal laws, finding out what the rules are can be complicated. I used Google to search for “Tampa laws on fire extinguishers” and – wow – there are 237,000 listings! After looking over a few dozen of them, I gave up. Do you know what your legal responsibilities are regarding having and maintaining fire extinguisher(s) for your business? No? Then, it’s a good thing you […]

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Safety Always Comes First Our Tampa Bay Fire Protection Services team understands how important it is for management in schools to take the first step forward to improve safety. Whether you are a university manager, daycare employee or a high school principal or the head custodian taking care of the condition of the property, the livelihood of students, employees and visitors are in your hands. We recently found out about a fire on a school bus at Doby Elementary School in Hillsborough County on […]

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Tampa Bay Protection Services On Safety Training As a Tampa Bay Protection services company, we highly recommend that annual fire safety training is provided to companies with more than ten employees. Most believe that the most expensive program will satisfy OSHA requirements, but this is a misconception. The training will depend on its quality which includes all associated fees, content and training techniques. Here are a few questions you need to ask before you purchase training for your employees. Call us for your next […]

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