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How YOU Can Help Prevent Campus Fires

Last week, we took a look at how the University of North Carolina (UNC) works closely with the fire marshal, housing department, and Resident Advisors (RA’s) to keep campus fire safety in the forefront as students return to…

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Universities Gear up for Campus Fire Safety Month

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and college students around the country are loading up the family SUVs and returning to campus. Fresh-faced 18-year-olds get their first taste of freedom as they cram everything they own into…

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Following Proper Hot Work Procedures – Part 2

Last week, we reviewed several preventable hot work fires and explosions that were caused by improper procedures used during hot work activities. These incidents resulted in fatalities, injuries, and property damage. You can…

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Following Proper Hot Work Procedures – Part 1

On January 25, 2008, a fire at the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas, NV was started by welders working on the roof without proper hot work permits or safety precautions. The fire forced the evacuation of 6,000 guests and…

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Portable Fire Extinguishers 101

What are the Different Types of Portable Fire Extinguishers Commonly Found in Homes and Where Should You Keep Them? When it comes to small fires, portable fire extinguishers can help save lives and property. But, before you buy…

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Celebrating Our Nation’s Birthday Safely – Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals

As we gather with friends and family to celebrate the birth of our nation, it seems like the perfect time to go over firework safety tips. The 4th of July is one of the biggest holidays for fireworks and firework-related…

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Do You Know How to Test Your Home Smoke Alarm?

In our last post, we discussed smoke alarm basics including: smoke alarm types, battery vs. hard-wired smoke alarms, where smoke alarms should be located, and how often you should test them. As we’ve previously discussed,…

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Smoke Alarm Basics

It’s so important to have smoke alarms installed in your home and to make sure they are working properly. According to research by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) conducted between 2007 and 2011, three out of…

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SFPE Savannah River Area Chapter: Small, But Mighty

Up Close and Personal with an Active South Carolina Chapter of the SFPE How many people actually know what fire protection engineering is? According to South Carolina-based engineer, Jason Butler, who has a master’s degree from…

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Metal Fires – Why Water isn’t Always the Best Extinguishing Agent

On December 29th, 2009, St. Anna, Wisconsin firefighters responded to a call regarding a trash bin fire at Bremer Manufacturing Co. in New Holstein. The first firefighters that arrived witnessed flames coming from the dumpster.…

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The Importance of Pre-Incident Fire Planning

From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank Greg Jakubowski, a licensed Fire Protection Engineer and Certified Safety Professional, with decades of service as a…

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Fire Safety: What Can Happen if Oily Rags Are Not Disposed of Properly?

In our last post, we discussed how oil-soaked rags can spontaneously combust if they are not disposed of properly. We also reviewed fire safety guidance that can help to prevent an incident from occurring in your facility. The…

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Fire Safety Guidance for Oily Rags

Oily rags left in closed containers can present a serious risk of fire. Many people do not believe that oily rags left undisturbed could ignite all by themselves without the presence of an ignition source, such as a spark or…

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Fire Safety in the Home – What Can You Do?

As one of our own employees recently learned first-hand, the importance of fire safety and preparedness in the home should never be underestimated. After being told twice to put his book down and go to sleep, our employee’s…

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Spreading Fire Safety Awareness in the Community

The holidays are over, which means the chances of starting a house fire via a deep-fried turkey or a knocked-over Christmas tree are considerably lower than they were in November and December. The year 2013 saw the lowest…

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