Tag Archives: fire

Holiday safety tips, games and gifts

December holds lots of safety hazards, especially around burning candles, dry Christmas trees and houses sealed up for the winter.  NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association offers safety tips, games for children, holiday gift tags and a lot more. For Project … Continue reading

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Do blocked or locked exits really matter?

We frequently see exits that are blocked.  It may be a fan placed there in hot weather, a forklift parked in the exit way, boxes and pallets stacked there or items being readied for shipping. Exits may be locked (for … Continue reading

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Fire sprinklers help protect the environment

As captured on video, FM Global and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition conducted a study looking at the environmental impact of fires.  Setting up two identical living rooms, they measured the pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and water usage when both … Continue reading

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Two Ways Out

National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) is kicking off the 2012 Fire Prevention week in October with the theme of “Have 2 Ways Out.”  The focus is on home fires and always have a second route of the home, but the … Continue reading

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May is National Electric Safety Month

This article was in a recent National Fire Prevention Association newsletter: Flipping a light switch. Plugging in a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop computer. These activities are second nature for most of us. Electrical appliances and devices make our lives easier. … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time: Time to check smoke detectors

Change your clock, check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries. You can change them now or wait till fall, but at least check them. It is also a good time to have a fire drill. Everyone should know … Continue reading

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Plan for Emergencies: Fire

The best way to plan for a potential fire emergency is to prevent it from happening in the first place.  Identify the potential sources of fire and how to control for those.  But you should also plan for the worst. … Continue reading

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Plan For Emergencies

We hope they never happen, but if they do, you want to be ready for an emergency.  Pre-planning reduces response time and helps people understand their role and responsibilities. Emergencies may include medical, fire, severe weather, hazardous material spill, odors, … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Christmas Decorations

It is a time for celebration (the days will be getting longer soon!) and many homes and businesses have put up Christmas/holiday lights.  Keep it safe: Check cords to ensure they are in good condition If using cords outside, make … Continue reading

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Emergency Evacuation Planning

Whether it is at home or at work, special planning may be required to evacuate people with disabilities.  As our workforce ages and as people live longer, the likelihood of your emergency plan needing to deal with evacuating someone with … Continue reading

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