Kitchen fires are the most common household fires by far, according to FEMA. While the overall rate of fires is down, they still cause thousands of injuries and deaths per year. Middle-aged adults are most likely to be injured, because they are trying to put out the fire. The elderly are most likely to die in a fire, because they may struggle to evacuate by themselves. Plus, no matter your age, a fire can ruin Thanksgiving. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Continue reading
Though Californians think of wildfires as the main threat to their homes, electrical outlet fires and fires caused by other electrical equipment actually burnt more acres than wildfires did in 2015. Continue reading
If you find yourself dealing with a fire in your kitchen in the future, you’ll be glad you took the 3 minutes to read this post and learn the best fire extinguisher for kitchen fires.
We’re taking the time to write this blog because all fire extinguishes aren’t created equally – and neither are the fires they put out. It’s important to know the different types of fire extinguishers, how they’re used, and some of the best types of fire extinguishers for kitchen are so you’re prepared in case of an emergency.
Home fires are deadly. Within minutes, a fire in your home can damage your property, the structure, and threaten the lives of you and your loved ones.
While it’s impossible to completely prevent a house fire, there are plenty of ways you can drastically reduce the likelihood and potential damage to your home.
Without further ado, here are 5 of the best ways to prevent fire damage to your home.
Natural disasters have a big impact on small businesses, especially cash-strapped start-ups.
Not only will the business suffer, but the livelihood of the employees will be jeopardized as well.
And what’s more, roughly 40% of small businesses that were affected by natural disasters will never reopen, according to the American Red Cross.
Your business doesn’t have to be a statistic. With a little preparation, you can make your business’s chances of recovering from a natural disaster dramatically higher. Here’s what you need to know.
Did you know that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home? “Prevent Kitchen Fires” is the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week. Continue reading
As part of our services, we have the ability of using infrared thermography, which is a diagnostic technology that lets us visualize thermal imaging.
By using this Infrared imaging, our certified technicians can detect potential problems that may exist but are not apparent to the naked eye and can confirm those that are. We can capture these images and then make a documented report of our findings which can be provided to you. These reports allow us to more accurately provide you with quick cost effective solution. Continue reading
Answering some common questions about Fire Department Operations
Q. Why are windows broken or holes cut in the roof?
A. As a fire burns, it moves upward then outward. Breaking the windows and/or cutting holes in the roof (called ventilation) slows the damaging outward movement, Continue reading
The following checklist serves as a quick reference and guide for you to follow after a fire strikes.
- Contact your local disaster relief service, such as The Red Cross, if you need temporary housing, food and medicines.
- If you are insured, contact your insurance company for detailed instructions on protecting the property, conducting inventory and contacting fire damage restoration companies. If you are not insured, try contacting private organizations for aid and assistance. Continue reading