Smoking and Fire Dangers

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Protect Yourself and Your Environment from Fires Started By Smoking Material It is common knowledge that cigarettes are poisonous to people’s health and surrounding environments. Not only do cigarettes and other smoking materials increase a smoker’s risk of cancer, stroke, lung disease, and heart disease. They also increase the smoker’s risk of starting a fire and causing environmental devastation. Home … Read More

Electrical Shock In Water

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How to Protect Yourself Against Electrical Shock in Water Summertime often leads to water activities which involve swimming and boating in lakes and oceans. While out on the water many people take safety precautions against drowning, but not as many people take precautions for electrical shock drownings. NFPA reports that, “electrical shock drownings can occur when marina electrical systems leak … Read More

Pet Preparedness Month

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Keep Your Pets Safe in the Event of an Emergency Most of us spend so much time with our pets that we think of them as members of our family. But, many of us don’t think about what happens to our pets in the event of an emergency. This is why June is National Pet Preparedness Month, to start up … Read More

Grilling Fires

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Make Sure That You Grill Safely This Summer Memorial Day is the unofficial summer kick off, which means that we are now in the midst of BBQ season! In the US 7 out of 10 adults have either a grill or smoker. These statistics mean that while there are a lot of tasty meals being grilled in the summer, there … Read More

Home Fire Sprinkler Week

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May 19 – 25, 2019 Each year NFPA holds a National Home Fire Sprinkler Week. This is because the majority of fire related deaths in America occur in the home. This week allows NFPA to bring light to this issue and allows people all over the country to talk about the solution. During the week of May 19th “fire departments, … Read More

Campfire Safety

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Make Sure You Are Safe This Summer! Summer is almost here and camping season is officially upon us! One of the best things about summer is being able to sit around a campfire, roasting s’mores, and telling stories. But, these great summer moments have the potential to turn into dangerous fire and life safety situations. Before going camping make sure … Read More

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

Fire and Life Safety in Historic Buildings

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How to Protect Historic Buildings Under Renovation? Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the most iconic landmarks in France. According to EU Touring, “there are around 13 million people who visit the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral every year, which means this is an average of 30,000 people every day”. Last week the historic cathedral went up in flames, and this … Read More

Employee Appreciation

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Thank You to All of the IFS Team Members! Whoa, this year has gone by fast! We are officially in spring and that means that it is time for our second annual Employee Appreciation week. We know that our entire team works hard throughout the year to ensure that we are a strong and efficient company. Because of this, it … Read More