Posts Categorized: Fire Prevention

How to Prevent Fires During Winter Holidays

Holiday Fires

The holiday season is one of the most magical times of the entire year. But unfortunately, it’s also a time when more fires than usual tend to happen inside of homes all across the country. Christmas trees, Christmas lights, and other Christmas and holiday decorations can present serious problems for homeowners and can all start… Read more »

Do Smoke Alarms Expire?

Smoke Alarms

Do you have smoke alarms installed in various parts of your home? If so, you might think that your smoke alarms will protect you and your family in the event of a fire. As long as you check your batteries on a regular basis, you are probably under the assumption that your smoke alarms will… 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 »

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 »

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 »