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

Smoke Alarms for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Will You Be Notified in the Event of a Fire? Smoke alarms are important devices that help notify people that smoke is present in a building. The smoke alarms alert is traditionally auditory. This audible beep is loud and startling. This is meant to get people’s attention so they can evacuate the building quickly and safely. But, for people who … Read More

Fire Sprinkler Systems in the US

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Why is it Important that Your Building Has Fire Sprinklers? Fire sprinklers are a very important system when it comes to fire and life safety. They help extinguish fires so they do not spread to other areas of the building. NFPA states, “Automatic extinguishing systems (AES) are designed to control fires until the department arrives. Sprinklers are a type of … 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

Washing Machine and Dryer Fires

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Are You Properly Using Your Washers and Dryers Using washers and dryers is a frequent occurrence in most people’s life. They are an important and helpful tool when it comes to doing laundry, but a lot of people do not think about how big of a fire risk they are. Fire Facts NFPA reports that US fire departments respond, “to … Read More

Winter Fires

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Stay Safe in the Winter Months The winter months are a dangerous time for fires to break out in your homes. This is because heating, holiday decorations, winter storms, cooking, and candles all increase the risk for a house fire to start. Holiday decorations are the number one cause of fires during the winter months. To read more about this, … Read More