Fire Alarm & Protection Blogs

How to Avoid a Fire Hazard in the Kitchen

Did you hear about the woman who didn’t like to cook? The only way she knew her food on the stovetop was done was when the fire alarm went off. Seriously, you’d be surprised at how many kitchen fires happen simply because people leave the room to go do something else while there’s something cooking… Read more »

Common Woodshop Fire Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Common Woodshop Fire Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Woodshops obviously come with inherent safety hazards like sharp cutting edges and heavy lumber, but perhaps one of the most dangerous hazards is highly combustible wood dust. Likewise, fire safety is especially important when working in woodshops. Here are some common woodshop fire hazards and ways to prevent them. Wood Dust Accumulated wood dust significantly… Read more »

That Old Fridge in the Break Room Could be a Fire Hazard

That Old Fridge in the Break Room Could be a Fire Hazard

When we think about common fire hazards in an office, the first things that come to mind are probably overloaded electrical outlets and popcorn-burning microwaves. Refrigerators, on the other hand, are typically closer to the bottom of our list of potential fire hazards. After all, they’re cold, right? That may be true, but recently a… Read more »

Drum Reconditioning Facilities Are Prone to Fire Hazards

Drum Reconditioning Facilities Are Prone to Fire Hazards

When a company exhausts the resources in an industrial-size steel or plastic drum, they don’t just leave it out for trash pickup. Instead, they’ll typically send it to a facility where drums are cleaned, reconditioned and tested so they can be reused somewhere else. Unfortunately, these drums aren’t always completely empty when they reach reconditioning… Read more »

Remember the PASS Technique When Using a Fire Extinguisher

Remember the PASS Technique When Using a Fire Extinguisher

Retaining, properly maintaining and locating your workplace fire extinguishers is not only important; it is also a legal requirement! OSHA standards require that employers provide portable fire extinguishers that are easy to locate and that these extinguishers are properly maintained in a fully charged and operable condition. But knowing where your workplace’s fire extinguishers are… Read more »

Stanford Scientists Design Fire-Safe Lithium-Ion Batteries

Stanford Scientists Design Fire-Safe Lithium-Ion Batteries

A few months back, we discussed the combustion risk associated with lithium-ion batteries. These batteries can be found just about everywhere, and last year they made headlines when the lithium-ion batteries in Samsung’s Note 7 smartphones started spontaneously bursting into flames, ultimately prompting the company to issue a complete recall of the phones. Any lithium-ion… Read more »

Beware of Space Heaters in the Workplace This Winter

Beware of Space Heaters in the Workplace This Winter

As the cold weather slowly creeps in, we scramble to layer on clothing to fight the winter chill. When severe weather causes the cold to come indoors in our offices and workplaces, we turn the heat up to combat the frigid temperatures. Portable space heaters can create a comfortable environment for our workspaces, but they… Read more »

Keep Your Office Fire Safe This Christmas

Keep Your Office Fire Safe This Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing, and that means businesses all across the country are decorating their offices and hosting holiday parties for employees. This is a great opportunity to bring a little festive cheer into the office, but Christmas decorations can also constitute fire hazards if you’re not careful. Today we’ll show you… Read more »