Wildfires and COVID-19

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How COVID-19 will Affect California’s Wildfires On Wednesday May 13th, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom held his daily press conference with California Fire Chief Thom Porter live from the Cameron Park Fire Department in El Dorado County. During this press conference he spoke about how we are entering fire season and how due to COVID-19 this year’s wildfires will bring … Read More

The New Normal for Fire and Life Safety

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Buildings are Being Used Differently but They Are Still at Risk of Fire During this time in California our buildings are being used in ways that we aren’t used to. Hotels are mostly either left empty or filled with essential workers. Nursing homes are following strict quarantine orders. Grow rooms are being worked over time to meet California’s cannabis demand. … Read More

Fire and Life Safety Inspections In a Pandemic

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Make Sure Your Facilities are Getting Their Inspections as California Phases In Reopening On Monday, May 4th, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the State will be moving into Phase 2 of its Roadmap to Recovery on Friday, May 8th, 2020. While all of the guidelines will not be released until Thursday, May 7th, 2020, we do know that … Read More

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2020

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How to Celebrate on May 2nd Saturday, May 2nd is NFPA’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. According to NFPA this day was created as a “Prep Day to raise awareness of wildfire risk, to share information and knowledge, and to help residents make changes to improve the survival of their homes and neighborhoods.” Wildfire Statistics NFPA reports the following statistics for … Read More

Fire Dangers in Unoccupied Buildings

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Are Your Buildings Still Getting Their Fire and Life Safety Inspections? Around the world people are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This has led to businesses closing their doors and millions of people either getting laid off or starting to work from home. These unprecedented times are calling for unprecedented measures which are leaving millions … Read More

Fire and Life Safety At Home During a Pandemic

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How to Stay Fire Safe While Sheltering in Place COVID-19 has us all staying at home more than we probably ever have in the past. While this is great for helping flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, it may have us all going a little loopy. Along with our newfound mental state, staying at home brings on … Read More

Winter Storm Fire and Life Safety

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Stay Safe This Winter Winter is a few days away, but here in Northern California we are already experiencing winter weather. Low temperatures, heavy rain, snow, and power outages are all harsh realities that winter brings. In the midst of a winter storm, most people’s main goal is to remain warm. But, often times the ways people stay warm can … Read More

Fire and Life Safety in Mercantile Properties

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Be Safe While Shopping This Holiday Season The Holiday Season is here which means that people will be flooding to mercantile properties to get all of the best Black Friday deals. NFPA describes mercantile properties as, “an assortment of different types of stores, facilities providing personal services such as barber and beauty shops, laundry or dry cleaning shops, service stations, … Read More

How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires

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Protect Your Property Using the Home Ignition Zone Throughout October and these first few days of November, California has been battling wildfires. And the parts of the state that haven’t been on fire have been under wildfire watch. After the town of Paradise was decimated by the Camp fire last year, many people in Northern California are more aware than … Read More

Fire Prevention Week

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October 6-12 2019 This year’s NFPA Fire Prevention Week theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” This theme touches on what it means to be a hero and how important it is to have a fire escape plan. Not Every Hero Wears a Cape The first part of 2019’s theme talks about the different … Read More