Most Common Types of Residential Fires

Regardless of where you live, there are always pending fire risks in both homes and apartments. It’s important to know what the most common types of residential fires are so you can understand how to prevent them. Kitchen Fire The most common type of fire in the United States is called a “kitchen fire.” The… Read more »

Winter Fires are Still Possible

Even if we don’t want to accept it (or admit it) winter still has some time left to cause chaos in the majority of the United States. With cold temperatures still going strong and severe weather still lingering, it’s important to keep your home warm while remaining safe inside of it. Keeping our home warm… Read more »

Keep Your Home Warm and Safe

Winter is a tough season for many reasons, and keeping your house warm as frigid temperatures rage outside can be one of them. During the winter, your home should protect you from freezing temperatures. However, you must make sure your heating your home in a safe manner. Fireplaces and space heaters are a convenient way… Read more »

Holiday Light Safety

The holiday season is full of jingling bells, blustery blizzards, and chestnuts roasting. Decking the halls with holiday lights can make your home feel merry and bright, but it’s important that you put up lights safely in order to avoid a potential fire. Are Lights In Good Shape? Before you start putting up lights, you… Read more »

Stove Safety, What You Should Know

As cool weather settles in, many of us settle into our kitchen. Many people don’t use their stove or oven much during the summer months. However when the holiday season starts, our appliances barely catch a break. Even if you are comfortable in the kitchen, it is important to recognize stovetop fire safety. 1) Be… Read more »

Portable Fire Extinguisher maintenance requirements in New Jersey

It’s important to have proper maintenance for your portable fire extinguisher. Not only is it essential for the safety of your home or business, but it is also a requirement to have an operable fire extinguisher in New Jersey. Fire Extinguisher Inspections The state of New Jersey requires all one and two-family dwellings and multiple… Read more »

Why Your Business Needs A Fire Prevention Sprinkler System

Having a ceiling sprinkler system installed in your business can prevent damage to your valuable items and property in case of a fire.   When a business has a ceiling sprinkler systems installed, firefighters often respond to a fire to find smoke, but with the fire already out because of the ceiling sprinkler being quickly… Read more »

Maintaining the Smoke Alarms in Your Home

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires that took place in homes with no smoke alarms accounted for 38 percent of home fire deaths between 2009 and 2013. Another 21 percent of home fire deaths took place in homes where smoke alarms were present but did not operate, meaning that more than half of… Read more »

Maryland Fire Officials Talk Sprinkler Safety

Since the State of Maryland follows the 2015 International Residential Code, all new one and two family homes must be built with residential sprinkler systems. While this has caused fire officials and building developers to butt heads, Hagerstown Fire Chief Steve Lohr argues that cost is not a problem. “I would argue from a fire… Read more »

Fire Safety Advice for the Holidays

As you hang decorations and lights around your home this holiday season, one of the last things on your mind is the possibility that a fire will occur. December is the peak month for home candle fires and Rich Fire Protection would like to remind you to take care while decorating your home and cooking… Read more »