high rise fire

ESCAPING A HIGH-RISE BUILDING FIRE

What do you do if you are on the 20th floor of a high-rise building and a fire breaks out?  Most high-rise buildings have fire and life safety systems designed to control a fire and lessen the need to evacuate all occupants.  High-rise building fire alarm systems are required to have emergency voice communication capability. …

HEALTHCARE FIRE SAFETY

In healthcare facilities, a fire can result in substantial property damage, injuries, and death.  Many patients can’t leave their beds because of their physical condition or medical status. The elderly and those with limited mobility are the most vulnerable when a fire breaks out in a healthcare facility.  The volatile chemicals, oxygen supplies, and other…

fire safety

Fire Safety is Small Business Safety

A workplace fire can have disastrous consequences for small business owners.  Following fire safety laws can keep your business and employees safe.  You should be able to eliminate most fire risks by following these fire safety rules. Fire Exits  All workplace buildings must have at least two fire exits that are not close to each…

Prevent Electrical FIres

PREVENTING ELECTRICAL FIRES

Electrical fires consistently rank among the top five causes of commercial building fires involving health clinics and hospitals, manufacturing plants, nursing homes, warehouses, farming operations, bars and restaurants.  The recognition of fire hazards is the first step in preventing fires. They are frequently caused by defects in wiring, motors, switches, lamps and heating elements.  Fires…