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Water Mist vs. Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire sprinkler systems put out or slow the growth of fires by drenching them and the surrounding area with water, removing heat and potential fuel sources.  Water mist systems work by cooling the [...]

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Laboratory Fire Safety

A laboratory at workplaces and educational centers uses and stores chemicals and materials that are highly flammable, toxic and sometimes explosive.  In order to prevent unplanned fires, [...]

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Office Kitchen Fire Safety

Office kitchen fires account for over 20 percent of commercial building fires according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and cooking equipment is the source of 29 percent of those [...]

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Common Fire Safety Violations

The most common fire safety violations are some of the easiest to identify and remedy.  To avoid being fined or having your occupational status revoked, you must meet applicable fire codes for [...]

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Emergency Fire Response Procedures

An emergency fire response plan can save lives when a fire occurs.  Chaos and confusion can reign when a fire threatens your employees and business.  A detailed and rehearsed [...]

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Maintaining Your Fire Suppression Systems

Maintaining your fire suppression systems are vital to ensure that they work properly when a fire occurs.  Fire suppression systems often work in conjunction with a fire alarm system to provide [...]

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Common Workplace Fire Hazards

Workplace fires occur every year resulting in serious damage to property and even injury and death.  Negligence is a leading cause of these fires and most could be prevented with more care and [...]

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FLAMES DIFFERENT COLORS EXPLAINED

The flames of a fire have several different colors.  The colors in the flames represent the different substances that are undergoing combustion in the fire.  Hotter fires burn with more energy [...]

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The holidays are a time for families and friends to get together and enjoy favorite holiday traditions.  Unfortunately, it is a time when house fires increase resulting in high costs and more [...]

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DOES YOUR WORKPLACE HAVE ENOUGH FIRE EXTINGUISHERS?

Do you have enough fire extinguishers in your workplace to be up to code and are they located in areas that increase the safety those inside?  That depends on two factors – the square footage of [...]