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Why Your Business Needs A Fire Safety Plan

A fire safety plan can be defined a formal document that contains details of the procedures that should be followed in case there is a fire. Ideally, the fire safety plan should suit the resources of a given building. A fire safety plan does not...

Do Fire Extinguishers Expire?

One of the most vital safety devices any home can have, there are few items in your home more important than a fire extinguisher. Nevertheless, the average person seems to have no clue with regards to how and when they need to be serviced. That...

Why is it Important to Perform Regular Fire Drills?

Never underestimate the importance of performing regular fire drills in the home, workplace, or school. Always remember that when a real fire happens, the time to react can be measured in seconds! Performing regular fire drills are essential for the...

The 4 Most Common Types of Fire

While a fire can start anywhere at any time, below is a list of the top four most common causes of fires. This information may even help you to prevent starting a fire. 1. In the United States, the most common type of fire starts in the kitchen....

Fire Safety: Five Steps to a Safer Home

Thousands of fires occur every year and sometimes they are fatal. Fires are serious whether they are major or minor. When a fire occurs, a lot of damage can take place. Read on for five simple safety tips you can follow to keep you, your family, and...

How to Extinguish a Kitchen Grease Fire

Before the Fire Starts Preventing a grease fire is far more easy than starting one. If you are cooking with grease or oil, always maintain supervision of the liquid. Watch for warning signs like a change in smell or visible smoke vapors; Turn off...

Why Do Some Fires Require Specific Extinguishers?

Despite the vast improvements in fire safety codes and procedures in recent decades, fires still manage to devastate homes and businesses on a regular basis. Fires cause millions of dollars of property damage and cost thousands of lives every...

Fire Safety Basics for Your Residential Building

Owners of residential buildings need to take several precautionary steps in order to ensure the safety of the residents, especially when it comes to fire safety. Fires can start quickly, and for that reason, it is important to have a plan in an...

How Long Does a Fire Extinguisher Last?

We typically have that bright red fire extinguisher sitting somewhere in our kitchen, garage, or closet. Once we buy the fire extinguisher, we don’t think much about it again. However, that extinguisher can end up saving your life and your...

What Is an Automatic Fire Suppression System?

An automatic fire suppression system can not only control a fire in a building, but it can also extinguish fires well before the fire department can arrive on scene. It does this without the need for any human intervention. Automatic fire...

Fire Safety Tips for Your Office

According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), there are approximately 3,350 office fires per year in the United States.  The 3,350 annual office fires result in approximately 112 million in property damage to business...

How to Extinguish an Electrical Fire

Electrical fires can happen very quickly, but at times, there are some warning signs that should be heeded.  Electrical fires can happen as a result of faulty wiring and by overloading circuits.  Electrical fires can also happen as a...

How Does a Water Fire Extinguisher Work?

A fire extinguisher is something that we see all the time. They’re prominently displayed in every public building, as well as most houses and apartments. In fact, we’re so used to seeing them that we don’t usually notice when one...

How to Pass Your Annual Fire Inspection

All commercial property owners are required to undergo an annual fire safety inspection in order to assess and diminish the potential for life threatening hazards in buildings.  The best way to ensure that you pass your inspection from the...

How Do Fire Sprinklers Work?

Whether you pay close attention or not, you’ve probably seen fire sprinklers in most of the commercial buildings you’ve entered. Mounted on the ceiling, they are designed to drench an area with water to put of a fire before it...

Restaurant Fire Safety Basics

Restaurants present a considerable fire risk, with open flames, hot equipment, electrical appliances, and oil all coming together in a small, hectic environment.  Fire can be devastating to a business, leading to lost revenue, permanent damage...

How Does a Fire Alarm System Work?

A well functioning fire alarm system is essential to the safety of your family, employees, or tenants.  Having well-functioning fire alarm system and fire protection equipment is not only common sense—it’s a legal requirement in...

What Kind of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

Have you ever dumped water on a kitchen fire only to see the flames grow even larger? This is because water actually causes flames from oil, fat, and grease to spread and grow. Since all fires are not created equally, there are a variety of...

The Importance of Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

You probably don’t think much about your fire extinguisher until you really need it — and that’s the worst time to discover that it no longer functions. In most commercial and public facilities, the law requires that you have...