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Remember Your Pet When Creating a Fire Escape Plan

Fire Escape Plans for Pets

People love their pets. In many cases, people often love their dog or cat more than they love other people! With that kind of love, it’s important to remember your pet when creating a fire escape plan. Since half a million pets are involved in home fires every year, it’s something to keep in mind… Read more »

Things to Tell Your Child About Smoke Alarms

Children and Smoke Alarms

No one enjoys thinking about the possibility of a fire taking place in their home. But the truth is that a fire could start in your home at any time, and if you have children living with you, they need to know what to do if a fire takes place. It’s why it’s extremely important… Read more »

The History of Fire Alarms

The fire alarms that are installed in many homes and businesses today are very complex. They incorporate a series of sensors and the latest technology to detect fires quickly, and in many cases, they are designed to alert the authorities right away about the presence of a fire. They can save lives, reduce property damage,… Read more »

How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

Smoke Detection

Smoke detectors can save lives in the event of a fire. When a fire starts and smoke begins to billow through a home or business, a smoke detector will go off and let everyone inside of the building know that they have to get out quickly. Smoke detectors are very loud and designed to alert… Read more »

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 »