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

Frozen Fire Sprinklers

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Make Sure That Your Pipes Don’t Freeze The first day of winter is upon us which means that the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting colder. With the temperatures dropping your fire sprinkler pipes are at risk for freezing. The Dangers Wet pipe fire sprinkler systems are at risk of freezing in the cold weather because they … Read More

Christmas Tree Fire Safety

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Make Sure Your Christmas Tree is Fire Safe! One of the most popular Christmas traditions is to decorate a Christmas tree. With all of the decorations and lights that are put on both real and fake trees they are a fire hazard. This is why it is important to ensure that you are aware of how to have your Christmas … Read More

Candle Fire Safety

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Are you Safely Burning Your Candles? December is the peak month for candle fires. This peak in candle fires stems from two main sources. First, there are many religious celebrations that involve the use of lit candles. Second, decorations for holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa can get too close to candles which can cause ignition. Safety with Religious … Read More