Fire and Life Safety in Rural Areas

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How to Protect Your Barns and Chicken Coops Against Fire Rural areas, barns, and chicken coops are three areas where fires can start and spread extremely quickly. Seeing as there is so much land out in these areas it can be difficult for fires to be extinguished quickly. If you live in a rural area, or have a barn or … Read More

Apprenticeship FAQ

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Popular Questions About Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler Apprenticeship Programs Last year we released two blog posts about becoming fire alarm and fire sprinkler apprentices. The fire sprinkler apprenticeship post talks about the new California law that requires apprentices, the process on becoming an apprentice, and how you become a journeyman. The fire alarm apprenticeship post talks about the process … Read More

Property Type and Fires

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Statistics on Fires by Property Type and How to Protect Your Property Fires can happen anywhere. This is why it is very important to make sure that your property is up to code and protected with the proper fire and life safety systems. Damage from Property Fires NFPA has put together the following data to show the annual average amount … Read More

Fireworks and Sparkler Safety

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Have Fun and Be Safe This 4th of July We have 2 days until the 4th of July, which means people all over the country are already gearing up for firework celebrations. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch a professional show. But, if you choose to use consumer fireworks it is important that you understand the dangers … Read More

Lightning Strikes

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How Common Are Fires Started By Lightning Strikes? Warm summer rain turns into thunder and lightning storms. These storms can be beautiful and exhilarating to watch, but when lightning strikes it can  be harm people and the land that gets stuck in the storm. Lightning Strike Facts It was reported by NFPA that lightning caused an estimated annual average of … 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

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

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