National Electrical Safety Month

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Facts & Tips to Help You Be Safe Around Electricity May is National Electrical Safety Month. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) uses the month of May to educate people about the dangers of “electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss”. NFPA also teams up with ESFI to promote “safety activates throughout the month that can be used by safety … Read More

What Are Fire Classes?

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The 5 Fire Classes and How to Extinguish Them Fires come in all shapes and sizes. There are a lot of variables that determine how a fire starts, grows, and is put out. These variables organize fires into five fire classes; Class A (Ordinary Combustibles), Class B (Flammable Liquids and Gasses), Class C (Electrical), Class D (Flammable Metals), Class K … Read More

Spring Time and Fire and Life Safety

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It’s Time to Reset for Spring! Spring is officially here tomorrow, March 20th, 2019. The new change in season brings a reminder for getting all of your fire and life safety needs in order. The time in-between the start of Daylight Savings and the first day of spring is a great time to do the following: Test Smoke Alarms Test … Read More

Cooking Safety

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Do You Use the Necessary Safety Precautions When Cooking? Food is an important part of life as nearly 2/3 of American homes cook at least one meal a day. Not only does cooking provide us with food to eat, but it is the act of cooking and eating that creates a social and creative communal outlet for many families and … Read More

Microwave Oven Fire Safety

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Are You Using Your Microwave Safely? Microwave ovens can be found in most homes and work places. They are convenient because they efficiently heat up food in a short period of time. With people being so used to using microwaves, it is easy to overlook the dangers of them. Microwave Dangers When not used properly, microwave ovens can become extreme … Read More

Vaping

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What Are The Fire and Life Safety Dangers of Vaping? Vaping is a popular trend that uses electronic cigarettes (also known as vape pens) to inhale tobacco. When compared to traditional cigarettes, vaping has a much lower risk of fire. Along with chance of fire there is also a chance of setting off the smoke alarms with the vapor. What … Read More

Hoarding Disorder and Fire Safety

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How Does Hoarding Disorder Effect Fire Safety Clutter can be a fire hazard in many houses. Not only can it be the cause of the fire, but it can also interfere with fire fighters being able to extinguish the fire. But, hoarding disorder takes homes with clutter to a new level. These homes are at great risk of having a … Read More

Intentional Fires

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How Can You Protect Yourself from Intentional Fires? Fires put people into frightening and dangerous situations no matter how they start. But, when people start fires intentionally, this can bring on a whole new aspect of terror to the situation. What is an Intentional Fire? There is a difference between an intentional fire and arson. NFPA states that an intentional … Read More

Hot Work Fire Safety

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What is Hot Work and Why is it Important? Construction sites are often a location where fires can break out. When hot work is happening on these construction sites there is even more of a possibility for fires. What is Hot Work? According to NFPA, “hot work is any process involving flame, spark, or heat production. Typically, this includes: cutting … Read More

Bed Bugs and Fire Sprinklers

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Don’t Set off Your Fire Sprinklers during Your Extermination No one likes to think about the possibility of getting bed bugs in their hotels or homes, but they are a part of the hospitality business. Infestations do spread quickly; it can also be difficult to get rid of, especially when you have a fire sprinkler system in your building. The … Read More