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The Impact of Smoke from Home Fires

The Impact of Smoke from Home Fires

When caught in a house fire, it is incredibly rare victims succumb to injury from contact with the fire itself. That’s because most fatalities are rooted in smoke inhalation. The origin of most fatalities in structure fires, smoke inhalation greatly reduces oxygen intake and leads to lost consciousness, leaving you defenseless from the elements. Smoke… Continue Reading

Facts About Fire Sprinklers

Facts About Fire Sprinklers

In the event of a fire, the heat from the flames activates a sensor in the sprinkler heads closest to the fire and release water immediately.  Only the sprinkler heads in the vicinity of the fire will activate.  The sprinkler system will allow the affected sprinkler to quickly reduce the heat from the fire.   Contrary… Continue Reading

How to Prevent and Extinguish an Electrical Fire

How to Prevent and Extinguish an Electrical Fire

According to Electrical Safety Foundation International, over 50,00 residential fires occur per year with deaths totaling close to 500, and damages totaling $1.3 billion dollars. With the holiday season just around the corner, you may be purchasing new electrical devices, hanging Christmas lights, or utilizing more appliances than usual. Here are the leading causes of… Continue Reading

Household Appliances to Check Before Leaving the House

Household Appliances to Check Before Leaving the House

So many things in our life become routine to the point where we no longer notice them. Activities, like making breakfast or drying our hair, are everyday parts of life that don’t often require our attention. When you are simply “going through the motions”, it can be easy for accidents to occur. It is important… Continue Reading