Fire Risk Higher In Multifamily Buildings

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Multifamily residential buildings are at a greater risk for fire because they contain more kitchens, furnaces, hot water heaters and other elements that can pose opportunities for a fire to start. A “balanced” building design is necessary to protect multifamily units from fire, according to experts at the National Concrete Masonry Association. Fire safety in […]


What Causes Fire Damage

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While some fires are caused by general causes and can occur anywhere, other causes are more specific for certain rooms. General Causes Electrical Don’t underestimate the fire risk from electricity just because there is no flame involved. The over warming of hot plugs and sockets and blown fuses may start a fire. Smoking Most cigarettes […]


Electrical Safety Is No Accident

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You can help avoid electrical shock, burns and fires by beginning your year-round electrical safety awareness efforts now. This is the word being put out by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). “Despite the fact that improved product safety engineering, standards and electrical codes have reduced electrical hazards, thousands suffer from electrical shock and fires […]


Protecting Your Family From Fire Hazards In Your Home

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The Home Safety Council reports that fires and burns are the third leading cause of home injury in the United States. The sad fact is, much of the time, these fires could have been prevented. Many homeowners have fire alarm systems and – while the fire alarms are effective in notifying you and your monitoring […]


Electric Blankets Or A Hot Water Bottle

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Winter nights can be very, very cold – so cold, in some places, that no matter how many blankets and quilts you put over yourself, you never seem to get any warmer. The solution to the problem, of course, is to snuggle yourself under an electrically heated blanket: just plug it in, and keep warm. […]


Adult Add Are You A Fire Fighter

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In business, we refer to the word “fires,” a lot of times. These are “fires that happen,” not literal fires, but things that need to be taken care of. A fire could anything that someone else thinks is really important and they come to you, and try to throw it on you as your problem […]


Selecting And Using Fire Extinguishers For Your Home

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Every home should have at least one fire extinguisher, located in the kitchen. Better still is to install fire extinguishers on each level of a house and in each potentially hazardous area, including (besides the kitchen) the garage, furnace room, and workshop. Choose fire extinguishers by their size, class, and rating. “Size” refers to the […]


Common Sense Fire Safety

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This will come as no great surprise, but did you know that the majority of house fires are the result of cooking? In fact, studies show that cooking results in approximately 400,000 fires every year in single family homes and multiple family dwellings. Add to that the number of fires that go unreported and the […]


Tips To Help You Avoid A Vehicle Fire

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Car fires account for 17 percent of all reported fires and 13 percent of all civilian fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association. More than two-thirds of vehicle fires result from mechanical or electrical failures or malfunctions, compared to only 3 percent from collisions or rollovers. More than a quarter million vehicle fires […]


3 Famous Black Fridays

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While the term “Black Friday” may often be used to describe any Friday the 13th, there are also a variety of things in history that happened on a Friday, which then became known as a “Black Friday.” Some of the events that later received this name include floods, fierce fires, and even a riot. The […]


Fire Risk Rising In The Lake District

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Continued extreme temperatures and drought have put the Lake District in serious danger of countryside fires. In the wake of record breaking temperatures a warning has gone out not to light fires in the countryside or abandon portable barbecues – walkers are being asked to take extra care and all tourists are asked be extra […]