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Preventing A Catastrophic Commercial Kitchen Fire

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fire is the #1 hazard faced by all commercial kitchen owners. Whether it's a restaurant, hotel or catering kitchen, it only takes a single spark to start a fire that could result in a costly and potentially business-ending disaster. Excessive grease accumulation, equipment malfunction and generally poor housekeeping are among the most common fire hazards.   Read More . . .

Fire & Safety Commodities | Saves in the Field

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Don't Store Pressurized Cleaning Products on the Cooking Line

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Safety Tips for Heating Your Home or Business

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February.   Read More . . .

How to use a Fire Extinguisher

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

This video was created by the Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association to train viewers to learn how to assess a potential fire situation and use a portable fire extinguisher in the event of a fire emergency.   Read More . . .

Fire & Safety Commodities - Lafayette

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

We are extremely pleased to announce that our Lafayette, LA operations are now up and running.  With our experienced fire safety technicians stationed in Lafayette, we can now provide businesses across Southwest Louisiana with more immediate service & maintenance of their fire extinguishers, emergency & exit lighting, and their kitchen fire systems.  Although we have been serving the Lafayette area for many years, this expansion of resources will allow us to provide the most professional fire safety services to more customers in Southwest Louisiana.     Read More . . .

Holiday Light Safety

Monday, December 16, 2013

While holiday lights help make the season beautiful, they also can create fire safety hazards. Whether hung around the house or on Christmas trees, certain precautions must be taken with these decorations.

Line-voltage holiday or decorative lights start an average of 170 home structure fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. These fires cause approximately 7 deaths, 17 injuries and $7.9 million in property damage yearly.   Read More . . .

10 ways to prevent Christmas tree fires

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Your beautifully decorated Christmas tree can also be a deadly fire hazard.  Christmas tree fires are infrequent, but when they do occur, they are serious, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  Fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires caused by Christmas trees each year from 2007-2011. The result was a yearly average of six deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in property damage, the NFPA reported.

Here is a list of holiday fire safety tips from NFPA and FEMA's U.S. Fire Administration:

  1. When choosing a tree, look for one that is fresh and has green needles that don't fall out. Brownish needles mean the tree is dried out and more prone to catch fire.

  2. Water your tree daily to prevent it from drying out.

  3. Check the manufacturer's labels to ensure you use only lights and decorations that are flame-retardant. Look for a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories, Intertek or the Canadian Standards Association, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  4. Check holiday lights for frayed wires or excessive wear.

  5. Don't connect more than three strands of mini-string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs.

  6. Keep your tree at least 3 feet away from any heat source, such as a fireplace, radiator, candles or lights.

  7. Make sure your tree is not blocking an exit. In case there is a fire, you want a way to get out.

  8. Always turn off lights on a tree before going to bed or leaving your home.

  9. Get rid of a tree when its needles start dropping. It means the tree is drying out.

  10. Check that your smoke alarm is working properly.

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Required Testing of Emergency and Exit Lights

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Most emergency lights installed in businesses are simple lighting devices that contain a small battery. The device is connected to the building’s electrical supply, which provides a constant charge to the battery. In the event of a power failure, circuitry in the fixture activates the lights, so that occupants can see to exit the building. Most emergency lights are only designed to work for the code’s required minimum of ninety (90) minutes on battery power.    Read More . . .

Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's not too early to begin preparing for the heating season.  Check these 10 tips off your list and get safely ahead of the winter freeze.
The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are working together to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter.   Read More . . .

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