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 which are different colors than cooler fires.   Although red usually means hot or danger, in fires it indicates cooler temperatures.  While blue represents cooler…

FIRE SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

In healthcare facilities, a fire can be devastating to the patients and workers.  Many people in hospitals can’t leave their beds because of their physical condition or medical status.  This makes fire prevention a primary concern for managers, staff and patients in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.  Here are some important…

Electrical Fire Safety Tips

Electrical fire safety can prevent fires from starting.  A building’s electric grid carries a tremendous load between running equipment, powering the HVAC system and keeping the lights on.  Whether they are out in the field, on the factory floor or in the office, employees need to be aware of potential electrical hazards and know how…

Fire Safety in the Laboratory

A laboratory has a high risk for fires, especially if solvents are used and stored in the lab.  Having a fire prevention procedure to follow is essential to minimize the potential fire risks.  There are two types of fires in the lab.  A planned fire can have open flames from a Bunsen burner, torch or…