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Important Places to Keep a Fire Extinguisher Part I

By Anon | May 2, 2018

Everyone knows that fire extinguishers should be stored on every floor in the home and workplace, but owning and keeping it charged and inspected is one thing, but knowing the best place to put them is something else. Have you ever thought specifically about which rooms are the best to keep…

Avoiding Electrical Fires

By Anon | May 1, 2018

Electrical fires are particularly hazardous, because they can spread quickly; and for this reason it’s essential that you pay attention to warning signs that can pop up. There are a number of causes for electrical fires: faulty wiring,  malfunctioning appliances and overloaded circuitss being among the most common.  If you…

Fire Alarm Basics

By Anon | May 1, 2018

Without a doubt the fire alarm system in your building is one of the most important parts of your building safety strategy. Without it, you’re putting the occupants in your building in danger, maybe even yourself. Additionally, damage that comes from fire can  result in costly repairs that could have…

The Importance of Fire Safety System Testing

By Anon | April 27, 2018

With the responsibilities that come with being a business owner or building manager, it’s easy to neglect fire safety tests, and you probably haven’t given much thought as to the last time you had the fire protection system in your commercial building tested. Regular system testing is vital for adequate…

Emergency Lighting in the Public Places

By Anon | April 26, 2018

Emergency lighting is the lighting designed that identifies and illuminates places on a fire route like hallways, stairwells and exits, to help people safely evacuate from a building. Emergency lighting is required by code in nearly every commercial, industrial, educational, religious, institutional, public housing, medical and many other facilities whether…

Are modern building materials dangerous in a fire?

By Anon | April 25, 2018

New home building has become less expensive over the years, and much of the reason can be attributed to cheaper building materials. One would like to assume that there are materials that require that these materials be safe, but the truth is otherwise. While firefighting techniques have made that job…

Exit Lighting in Your Business

By Anon | April 25, 2018

There are numerous regulatory agencies and codes that govern emergency lighting and exit sign requirements, among them Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), International Building Code and International Fire Code and the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). OSHA’s…

How often do I have to change my smoke detectors?

By Anon | April 24, 2018

If you don’t know how often to change out your  smoke alarms or detectors, you are in good company. Surveys show that  almost no Americans know that you should swap out your fire alarm every 10 years. And it’s something that has fire prevention specialists “alarmed.” Many in the industry will…

Fire Protection Plans for Businesses

By Anon | April 23, 2018

When it comes to fire protection for your business, there is no generic course of action. The fire protection you choose will be a function of the types of fires that can break out, the size of your building, the type of building it is, and how many  employees you have, among…

How do I make a fire escape plan for my home?

By Anon | April 22, 2018

Fire in homes spread quicker than they used to, so if you want an effective fire escape plan for your family, you need an advanced warning system. One of the most common ways of warning is smoke detectors. It’s advised to put one in every sleeping room, in the halls…

What is flashover?

By Anon | April 21, 2018

Flashover is the sudden ignition of combustible material in an enclosed area, caused by thermal radiation feedback. This is a more elaborate way of saying rapidly spreading fire, though it’s still important to understand how it works. By spread, we mean that almost instantaneous transition from small fire to large…

Crow Wing County, Minnesota Alternatives to Fire Sprinkler systems and Fire Extinguisher Supplements

By Anon | January 9, 2018

Call 855-409-0000 for info. What is Auto Fire Guard? Auto Fire Guard is a multi-purpose fire suppression device, a little smaller than a volleyball and weighing about 3 lbs. AFG can be used in a number of ways including throwing or rolling the ball at fire, or you can mount…