Fire And Exit

  • Fire And Exit Signs: Leading the Way to Safety

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    Guide people to safety with fire and exit signs. Fire, whether it is caused by accident or started intentionally, has always caused huge losses and resulted in injuries, deaths, and property damage. Fire hazards are everywhere and, as such, in order to help keep people and property from harm, an effective fire safety program should be in place. This is where tools Read More

  • Means of Egress...Are Yours Effective?

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    Means of Egress…It sounds pretty straight and forward, but what does it really mean? How easy is it to locate a means of egress when seconds count? How effective are your means of egress? Are your means of egress up to code? These are just some questions to ask yourself about emergency exits, or your "means of egress". If you are in charge or will be held Read More

  • Electrical Hazards in Your Home - From Your Air Conditioner?

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    Is your air conditioner working overtime right now? Well we all know that answer! Yes...the humidity levels have been at a high for a couple weeks now.  Besides your higher than average electric bill you need to worry about - what about the safety of your home?  Here are some surprising statistics regarding the use of cooling appliances in your home. According to the CPSC, 15% of consumer-product Read More

  • Helpful Hints to Weather Any Summer Storm

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    The best time to prepare for a storm is before it hits.  The key to weathering any storm is preparation. Here are some suggestions to be prepared. Image courtesy of chaseday.com If you lose electricity, unplug any sensitive items that might be damaged when the power suddenly comes back on. Put Read More

  • Get Your Means Of Egress Checklist

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      Are all exits marked with an exit sign and illuminated by a reliable light source? Are doors, passageways or stairways, that are neither exits nor access to exits and which could be mistaken for exits, appropriately marked "NOT AN EXIT," "TO BASEMENT, "STOREROOM," etc.? Are exit signs provided with the word "EXIT" in lettering at least 5 inches high and Read More

  • Number of Firefighter Fatalities Drop in 2009

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    Every year the NFPA collects information on firefighter deaths while on-duty.  On-duty fatalities include injuries that turn fatal, fatal mishaps involving non-emergency occupational hazards and illnesses that  were a result of an action that took place while on duty.   For the first time in 3 years on- the -job firefighter deaths has dropped below 100.  In 2009,  it was reported that 82 firefighters were killed which is a big drop from  2008, which reported 105 deaths.    “While Read More

  • NFPA reports total cost of fire up 86 percent from 1980

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    The NFPA reported recently that after an adjustment for inflation in 2007,  Total Cost of Fire in the United States has increased 86% since 1980. NFPA report states -  The complete total cost of fire is defined as the sum of economic loss (e.g., property damage, business interruption), human loss (e.g., lives lost, medical treatment, pain and suffering), and the cost of provisions to prevent or mitigate the cost Read More

  • NFPA Announces the Theme for Fire Prevention Week 2010

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    For nearly 90 years the NFPA has sponsored fire prevention campaigns in the month of October.  These campaigns are to stress the importance of fire safety and prevention to help avoid injuries and possible death.  Well, just the other day the NFPA announced their theme for this October! The theme is Smoke Alarms:  A sound you can live with! Just alone in 2008, home fires killed 2,755 Read More

  • What does OSHA require for emergency fire exits?

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    According to OSHA - Every workplace must have enough exits properly located to allow everyone to get out of the facility quickly. Considerations include the type of structure, the number of persons exposed, the fire protection available, the type of industry involved, and the height and type of construction of the building or structure. In addition, fire doors must not be blocked or locked when employees are inside. Read More

  • Put Photoluminescent Technology to Work In Your Facility

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    Safety depends on you!  Photoluminescent tapes, signs and markers create continuous, uninterrupted guidance lines along stairwell walls, re-entry and final exits and other door markings. Using photoluminescent tapes in stairwells that are dark can brighten the way to safety. Below are a few tips on how to mark a stairwell with photoluminescent tape.  Steps The entire horizontal leading edge of each step should be marked with a solid and continuous strip of photoluminescent material. Leading Read More

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