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Fire Safety Learning Center

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.

Fire Safety for Employees in the Workplace

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Fire Safety for Employees in the Workplace Fire hazards are all around us. We often have a fire escape plan set in place for our home, but we have to keep in mind fire safety at our places of work. Depending on the type of job you have, fire escape plans can be simple or more complex depending on the building size and amount of employees. It is important for both safety and legal liability that all workplaces have a fire escape plan and regular fire drills to ensure all employees are well aware of the fire escape plan. To ensure...

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Fire Safety Tips for High-Rise Condominiums

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Fire Safety Tips for High-Rise Condominiums When it comes to living in a condominium or apartment, it is important to keep fire safety in mind. However, this becomes especially true when living in a high-rise condominium. Although your building may have security systems in place such as smoke and fire alarms, it is still important to develop a fire escape plan so you are as prepared as possible. High-rise condominiums have additional features that smaller buildings do not such as elevators, extra stairwells, and sometimes indoor hallways. To practice fire safety in Chicago you will want to keep in mind all...

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Most Common Causes for Home Fires

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Most Common Causes for Home Fires Fires can start in the simplest of ways and usually when we are doing everyday tasks. We often get very comfortable doing everyday activities, and therefore forget to remain cautious. The U.S. Fire Administration stated that half of fires were usually caused by cooking. The other leading causes consist of heating, electrical fires, smoking, and candles. Let’s look at each one to see how we can prevent these fires and to stay aware of these leading causes of fires. Cooking fires - These types of fires are an accident, of course, but are the leading...

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Summer Fire Safety Tips for Property Managers


Summer Fire Safety Tips for Property Managers The summer months are amongst us and with that comes the nice weather, and spending time outdoors. Your tenants will likely be outdoors playing, cooking, and celebrating summer holidays such as the Fourth of July. It is important to send out a community wide notice on fire safety during the summer months. Prior to this notice, always make sure to have professionals such as Connected Fire inspect each unit’s fire extinguisher, sprinklers, and fire alarms. You always want to ensure your property is up to code and following the city laws and ordinances. During...

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Protecting Your Pets: Fire Safety Tips for Pet Owners


Protecting Your Pets: Fire Safety Tips for Pet Owners Most of us know what to do in case of a fire for our family members, and we even have a fire safety and escape plan for our families. However, we should also remember to include our furry family members! Pets are also part of our families, and it is important that we have a fire safety plan set in place that includes getting our pets to safety. Primarily, it is best to have preventative measures set in place. When we have children, we put safety locks on cabinets to prevent them...

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