Posts Categorized: Fire Safety

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

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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

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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 are Fire Codes and Why are They Important?

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If you’re buying or building a commercial structure, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the fire codes in your state and municipality. This is true not just so your building passes all inspections, but for the safety of those who will inhabit it. If you’re unfamiliar with fire codes, here’s a few things to… Read more »

Why Fire Drills are Important for Every Business

A fire alarm has been set off, alerting employees to a fire drill

Unless you’re a firefighter, you probably don’t walk into your workplace in the morning expecting to have to deal with a fire. But unfortunately, these emergencies do happen and it’s important to be prepared if they occur at your business. One way to remain ready is to conduct regular fire drills that include all employees…. Read more »

How the Internet of Things Could Impact Commercial Fire Alarm Systems

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How could the Internet of Things (IoT) impact commercial fire alarm systems in the future? Well, it’s already having an impact! Today’s systems that are hooked up to the IoT can pinpoint the exact location of a triggered smoke detector in an alarm. They can also interface with public address systems for phased building evacuations…. Read more »