October Fire Prevention Week

On October 8th, 1871 a fire broke out that later became known as the Great Chicago Fire. This fire was devastating. It killed more than 250 people, burned 2,000 acres of land, and left more than 100,000 people homeless. In commemoration of this fire, Fire Prevention Week was established. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…

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The Importance of a Fire Escape Plan

Most people don’t like to spend much time thinking about what might happen if a fire took place inside of their home or business. However, in the event of a fire, you should have a fire escape plan in place so that your family members or employees know exactly how to exit your home or…

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How to Avoid Kitchen Fires

Why do kitchen fires start? In the case of restaurants, there are several reasons, including fat deposits in the flue and ventilation ducts, older, highly flammable oil in the deep fryer, and having too high a temperature in the fryer. Fires start when there’s heat, air and fuel involved. All three have to be involved…

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Preventing Factory Fires

The first step in fire prevention is safety, and when it comes to preventing factory fires, safety is an absolute priority. According to the  National Fire Protection Agency, fire departments respond to about 37,000 incidences of industrial or manufacturing property fire per year. Practicing fire safety in a factory setting is a little bit different…

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Importance of Owning a Fire Extinguisher

The large majority of people do not have fire extinguishers in their home regardless of the fact that house fires happen on a daily basis. However, owning a fire extinguisher can save your life and your property from an accidental house fire. Although a fire extinguisher might not be able to put a house fire…

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Staying Safe with Space Heaters

During the winter months, we are all desperate to stay as warm and cozy as we can. In order to stay warm in winter months, you might need something more than your standard home heating system. Many people use a variety of heating units in winter months, including space heaters. Space heaters are a convenient…

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Making Your Rental Property Fire Safe

As a landlord, you have a lot of responsibilities that you need to keep in mind at all times. One of the most important ones is doing everything within your power to ensure that your rental properties are as “fireproof” as possible. There’s no guarantee that a fire won’t ever affect one of your properties…

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How To Teach Children Fire Safety

It is vital that you teach your children about fire safety at home. Your children should understand what to do in the event of a fire and how to protect themselves against a fire. Establish an Escape Route In the event of a house fire, your family should have an established escape plan that you…

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Practice Fireplace Safety this Winter

As cold temperatures get settled in for a long winter’s nap, many of us start to settle in by our fireplace. Many people use their fireplaces frequently in the winter months and something about a fireplace can make a home feel so cozy. However, it is important to understand how to keep your home safe…

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