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Understanding Fire Extinguisher Classes

action adult blaze Understanding Fire Extinguisher Classes When it comes to Chicago fire safety in the home, it is important for homeowners to learn more about fire extinguishers. A portable fire extinguisher is used to douse flames due to certain flammable materials. It is important to use the right type of fire extinguisher when a fire occurs in the home. Below are a few safety tips and well as information on the tools needed to put out a fire in the home. Location of Extinguishers First, you will need to decide which rooms in the home will have a fire extinguisher. In most...
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Does Your Family Know What to do During a Fire?

burning flame Does Your Family Know What to do During a Fire? When living in an apartment in Chicago, it is important to cover all aspects of safety, including fire safety. As a parent, it is a must to learn what to do in case of a fire and have a plan of action. Most families do not take the proper precautions and when living in an apartment, a fire can start around you, resulting in the need for escape. By learning more about fire safety in Chicago, you will be able to better protect your family. Below are a few tips...
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Prepare Your Apartment for Fall

fall foliage Prepare Your Apartment for Fall When you live in a Chicago condominium, it is important that fire safety is one of the items on your to-do list when seasons change. As you’re preparing for fall and winter in Chicago, make sure to keep these items in mind to ensure your apartment is fire safe for the upcoming cooler months. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors While you probably checked these in the spring, it’s time again to ensure their batteries are in good working order and that they are working properly. Every time you spring forward or fall back with your...
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What to Know About Fire Safety in Apartments in Chicago

apartment kitchen What to Know About Fire Safety in Apartments in Chicago There are certain aspects of fire safety in Chicago that you need to know if you rent an apartment. There are before, during, and after steps that you should keep in mind at all times whether you’re in a condominium or a home. These steps can mean the difference in everyone getting out safely or a tragedy taking place. If you’re in the HOA at your condo or you’re a tenant, these are important factors to keep in the forefront of your mind at all times. Before the Fire Starts...
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Fire Safety Service Reports: Why Do You Need Them?

condo architecture Fire Safety Service Reports: Why Do You Need Them? As a Chicago building owner or HOA supervisor, it is important to ensure the safety of all your residents in your building. That means making sure all fire safety standards are met and are kept up throughout the year. Fire safety in Chicago means more than changing out batteries in your smoke alarms or making sure that there are fire extinguishers in the building. It involves a myriad of other tasks and knowing that you have taken every step to stay in compliance is critical. One of those steps is a...
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