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Articles and other information related to fire safety equipment and procedures in Illinois.
At Connected Fire, we are passionate about fire safety. Our hope is that the information provided through this blog will help you protect your property, residents and business. Please feel free to email any questions that you may have to support@connectedfire.com and we'd be happy to help.

Common Mistakes People Make With Fire Extinguishers

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Fire extinguishers are extremely important for the safety and maintenance of homes, offices, and other public places. They are a quick and effective way to respond to fire and save lives and property. It is easy equipment, but people still make common mistakes that lead to inconvenience at the last moment. These inconveniences could cause unnecessary complications, severe injuries, or even worsening of fire. According to a report, one home structure fire is reported in every 93 seconds. So, everyone should know how to use a fire extinguisher and maintain their fire extinguishers to avoid making any mistakes. This article will...

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Types of Fire Extinguishers: A Guide to Using the Right Class

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Every extinguisher is designed to tackle a different type of fire, which is why they are divided into different classes. However, you can choose one according to your need and lifestyle. Make sure to use a suitable fire extinguisher type as the wrong one could be a threat to life and death. Around 93% of deaths occur due to progressed fire in the early stages, potentially due to inappropriate fire extinguishers. Let's talk about the different classes of fires and the substances being burned. They are: Class A: This type of fire is caused by combustible or carbon-based solids, for instance,...

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Top 4 Common Mistakes When Putting Out a Fire

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A fire is one of the most daunting experiences one can be in. It puts the property and life of everyone around and can seriously damage everything. Fires can start from very small instances and turn into a massive problem. Most individuals think they will never have to face a fire—which is not entirely true. People think they don’t have to prepare for the fire; fire extinguisher servicing is enough. But that’s not the case because even with a fire extinguisher, you could be in danger. According to statistics, there are over 346,800 fires in the U.S. each year. Many of...

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Steps to Make it Out Alive if You’re Trapped in a Fire

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A property fire can be one of the most traumatizing experiences for individuals. It puts their life, property, and money at stake. Thousands of people die in property fires despite having great survival chances. It’s because these individuals don’t know what to do if they get stuck in these fires. It’s more than just fire extinguisher maintenance if you want to make it out alive. According to statistics, there are over 346,800 in the U.S. every year, killing thousands of these residents. When stuck in a fire, the steps you take can greatly impact your survival chances. For instance, individuals that...

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Springtime Fire Safety Tips For Your Residents

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As a property owner, you want to ensure that all the residents are taken care of. Providing fire safety tips in Chicago can do just that. Working with Connected Fire can take your building to the next level of protection. Check out the fire safety tips provided below to pass on to your residents or talk with us about ensuring your building and the safety equipment therein. Fire Safe Box One thing to encourage your tenants to do is utilize a fire safety box. This is where they can safely store important documents, jewelry, etc. to protect it in case of...

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