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 »

The Dangers of Deep Frying a Turkey

Did you know that the peak day for home cooking fires is Thanksgiving Day? This fact is not very surprising, with a turkey in the oven, multiple pots on the stove and guests arriving throughout the day. There is so much rushing around to do throughout the festivities that it is difficult to keep your… Read more »

Steps to Take Before Using a Fire Extinguisher

Located inside your home, throughout your workplace and in every store you visit, fire extinguishers are an important safety precaution to have on hand. While most of us know to pull the pin on the extinguisher and aim at the fire’s base, the steps to take beforehand are just as important to learn. Brush up… Read more »

Winter Fire Safety Tips

When you think of winter, fire may be the furthest thing from your mind. Venture outside and you may experience everything from cold temperatures to freezing rain; not exactly an ideal environment for fire to thrive. But that’s exactly why fires can sometimes be more common during this time of year. People spend less time… Read more »

Texas Firefighters Underline the Importance of Sprinkler Systems

More often than not we’re seeing people across the country advocate for fire sprinkler systems to be installed in not only commercial buildings, but residential properties as well. That was the case recently when firefighters in Port Neches, Texas held a demonstration in order to show area residents just how effective sprinkler systems can be… Read more »

Change Your Fire Safety Mindset When the Seasons Change

It feels like we have talked about a lot in this blog. We have obviously talked about how important it is to have fire sprinklers installed in your homes, but we have also touched upon the crazy world of fire codes, which can be its own bag of worms since each state is different in… Read more »

Fire Sprinklers Being Installed at Olympic National Park

When you think of fire sprinklers being installed, what do you think of? Chances are you think of sprinklers inside the home or inside a building. That makes sense. That’s typically what we think about when we think of fire suppression. Perhaps it’s because of all the fire alarms we’d see growing up – little… Read more »

The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s National Trade Show

What are you doing October 10-13? If you’re at all interested in fire sprinklers and other forms of fire suppression, you won’t want to miss the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) national trade show, which will be taking place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. From their website, “The American Fire… Read more »

Stay Fire-Safe This Summer

Every so often, we over at Rich Fire like to remind you of the risks of fires when it comes to summer and cookouts. While we deal with the installation of fire sprinklers and other indoor fire prevention systems, we still like to educate the public on the importance of staying vigilant when you’re around… Read more »