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Daylight Saving Time: Time to check smoke detectors

Change your clock, check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries. You can change them now or wait till fall, but at least check them. It is also a good time to have a fire drill. Everyone should know … Continue reading

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Fire Protection can be fun?

The NFPA has a  cute site that teaches kids about fire protection using arcade style games featuring Sparky.    Call us silly, but we think the “Put out the Fire” is fun.      The section on types of fire trucks is new … Continue reading

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Lessons out of disasters

I was watching a show on 9/11 that contained actual footage taken inside the Towers that day.  Two brothers were making a documentary about a rookie firefighter growing up and learning his job.  It just happened that the rookie was … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Fire Prevention Resources

Fire Prevention Week 2011 is October 9-15.  The National Fire Protection Association has a web page with useful resources. It is a great time to review your emergency plan and evacuation procedures.

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Grilling safety tips

Grilling season has started (we hope).  We often see grills available at workplaces, so this information is relevant at home or work.  The National Fire Protection Association offers these tips and facts: In 2004-2008, U.S. fire departments responded to an … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sprinkler IQ?

Take the Residential Fire Sprinkler Challenge The Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division has just released The Residential Fire Sprinkler Challenge, its new online fire safety game. It is a fun, interactive 16-question question quiz designed to test your knowledge about … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Time to check smoke detectors

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, Nov 7.  This is a great time to check your fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.  Make sure they work, change the batteries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has more information on their website.

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Safety Tip: Fire Drills at Work and at Home

Have you had a fire drill?  It isn’t just for schools.  If you had to evacuate in an emergency, how would you account for all of your employees (or family members)?  Do you have a designated meeting place that everyone … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Emergency Exits: Can you get out?

We never expect an emergency to occur, but they do. You need to get out of your facility (or home) in an emergency–are the exit ways clear and lead to a safe place away from the building? Make sure no … Continue reading

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Fire Extiguishers: You found ’em, now check ’em

If you followed last week’s tip and found your fire extinguishers, did you look at them? Do you know what kind of condition they are in? On a monthly basis, check that the seal is still intact, the pin is … Continue reading

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