How to Protect Your Sprinkler System in the Winter

While several areas throughout the country have to deal with naturally occurring fires during warm weather, house fires can occur during any time of the year, including the middle of winter. If you have a sprinkler system in your residential or commercial property, you have a better chance at making sure everyone in the building… Read more »

Common Fire Safety Mistakes to Avoid

Whether there is a fire in your home or your workplace, there are a number of things you need to do in order to ensure you remain safe and unharmed. Namely, you need to find a clear exit and leave the building as soon as possible. Unfortunately, a number of the deaths and injuries that… Read more »

Teaching Your Children about Fire Safety

Teaching your children about fire safety can be daunting and uncomfortable. How much do kids need to know to be safe and how often should we review this information with them? The fact is that in 2011, 277 children died in home fires in the United States. Information and practice with responding to fires should… Read more »

Workplace Fire Safety

No matter how safe your workplace is, the chance of a fire starting is always an unfortunate possibility. However, knowing about some of the most common fire hazards found in workplaces across the country, and how to contain them, can help you reduce the risk to yourself and your coworkers. You may or may not… Read more »

Fire-Resistant Building Materials

While fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and alarm systems are all beneficial when it comes to fighting fires, there are a few things property owners and builders can do to prevent fires before they even start. Specifically, there are several building materials that are designed to be fire-resistant, and if used can make a property that much… Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips

You probably see them in just about every building you enter, but do you know how to properly use a fire extinguisher? In the event that a fire starts and you’re the only one near an extinguisher, there are a few things you should do, and it is important to do them in the following… Read more »

Most House Fires Start in Kitchen

Half of all house fires in the United States start in the kitchen. Of those, 90% of them are related to the stove, at least according to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA). There’s actually a very simple and cost-effective device that specifically prevents stovetop fires from spreading, but because of poor advertising, just instead… Read more »

Fire Protection in the Workplace

Fires in the workplace are actually one of the kind that few people account for. The average person is actually more worried about fires in their home or in a building they are visiting, than one they are working in. But they happen, and there are some ways to help prevent and protect against the… Read more »

Firefighter Invents Outdoor Sprinkler System

When it comes to homes that are at risk of wildlife fires, and fires in nearby forests or woods, it can be crucial to eliminate the few wind-blown embers that strike the roofs of homes nearby. The problem is that most fire stations just don’t have the manpower to make sure each of the nearby… Read more »

How to Determine the Origin of a Fire

How do you determine the cause of a fire? The aftermath of a blaze is overwhelming for a lot of reasons: physical damage, emotional damage, and more, but trained experts need to sort through that to figure out whether or not a fire was started intentionally or unintentionally in order to avoid repeat offenses. Here… Read more »