Tag Archives: fire prevention

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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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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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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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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Fire Prevention Week: Oct 9-15

Fire Prevention Week is this week – October 9-15. This is a good time to review your evacuation plan. Consider the following: Do employees know what to do if there is a fire? Do you have a plan on how … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Fire Prevention Resources

Fire Prevention Week 2011 is October 9-15.  The National Fire Protection Association has a web page with useful resources. It is a great time to review your emergency plan and evacuation procedures.

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Grilling safety tips

Grilling season has started (we hope).  We often see grills available at workplaces, so this information is relevant at home or work.  The National Fire Protection Association offers these tips and facts: In 2004-2008, U.S. fire departments responded to an … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Fire Drills at Work and at Home

Have you had a fire drill?  It isn’t just for schools.  If you had to evacuate in an emergency, how would you account for all of your employees (or family members)?  Do you have a designated meeting place that everyone … Continue reading

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Fire Extiguishers: You found ’em, now check ’em

If you followed last week’s tip and found your fire extinguishers, did you look at them? Do you know what kind of condition they are in? On a monthly basis, check that the seal is still intact, the pin is … Continue reading

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