Posts Categorized: Fire Prevention

A Deadly Commercial Fire is Every Business Owner’s Worst Nightmare

Portrait of a fireman wearing firefighter turnouts holding a rescue axe before he fights commercial fire.

Commercial fires can be deadly. Not only do they ruin assets, but they can also harm employees, customers and/or visitors. Safety hazards include smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning. What can you do to avoid commercial fires where you work? Fire Evacuation Plan First, it’s important that there’s a plan in place in case a… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for Warehouses

High-angle view of man worker with pallet truck working indoors in warehouse that prioritizes fire safety

Common reasons fires start in warehouses include electrical/lighting problems (such as frayed or exposed wires), combustible liquids not handled properly and accumulated garbage being too close to heating sources. If you manage a warehouse or work in one, you should be familiar with some fire safety tips. Keep Your Warehouse Safe From Fires For starters,… Read more »

Commercial and Residential Fire Detection is Drastically Different

Commercial Fire alarm

The terms residential and commercial refer to types of buildings used for different purposes. Typically, residential buildings are where people live– where they sleep, eat, watch TV, relax, etc. And typically commercial buildings are where people work– home to businesses, organizations, etc. Both types of buildings require good fire detectors, because society has decided it’s… Read more »

What Should Retail Store Owners Know About Commercial Fires?

Retail store with a fire escape plan

Do you own a retail store? What do you know about commercial fires? Electrical Fire Hazards For starters, what could catch on fire? You’ve got cash registers, computers, lights, air conditioning units and more in a store. Plus, you might have additional things like freezers, refrigerators and other appliances. All of these items could conceivably… Read more »

4 Common Fire Safety Violations in Commercial Buildings

Fire in a commercial building

Most businesses have the required safety features their buildings need, but many forget to check if they adhere to basic fire safety rules. Fire safety violations are common in commercial buildings where owners and employees maintain a fast-paced work environment. It is easy to forget that just because you have the required smoke detectors and… Read more »

How Warehouses Can Prevent Fires

Rummage from a warehouse fire

Warehouses can prevent fires from getting out of control by taking simple steps to ensure they’re prepared for any potential problems, and by doing maintenance and replacements as needed, especially concerning fire alarm systems. What Warehouses Need to Prevent Fires What are the key things warehouses need to consider, in order to help prevent fires… Read more »