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Illinois Fire Codes: Animal Shelter Laws are Changing, What You Need To Know

Illinois Flag Illinois Fire Codes: Animal Shelter Laws are Changing, What You Need To Know Across the United States, fire codes are set for animal shelters and kennels for the safety of the animals as well as those who care for them. In Illinois, a fire that occurred in 2019 spurred lawmakers to change the fire safety codes in the state regarding such facilities. During the fire, 31 dogs perished and investigators found that no staff was on hand and sprinklers were not on site. A new law is now in effect and animal shelters need to be compliant with the new...
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Office Fire Safety: A Focus on the Kitchen Space

kitchen Office Fire Safety: A Focus on the Kitchen Space In an office environment, the kitchen is a well-used space. From break time to lunches, employees spend their downtime in this area. Unfortunately for employees, the company kitchen is often an area that is overlooked when it comes to Chicago fire safety. Without proper safety protocols in place, the kitchen can be a fire hazard and lead to causing fires in the workplace. So, how can a fire be prevented in the office kitchen? What can be done to keep employees safe? There are several steps that a property owner or...
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5 Fire Safety Myths Everyone Should Know

dreamcatcher 5 Fire Safety Myths Everyone Should Know Whether you are a homeowner, business owner or a consumer, there are fire safety myths out there that put you at risk. When you fully understand Chicago fire safety, what to believe and what not to believe, you are safer. By reviewing the myths below, you can avoid an accident or even death in the event of a fire. Caring for yourself as well as your property ensures you can be safe no matter what. All Sprinklers Work All the Time Sprinklers provide property protection and lifesaving benefits. A building with sprinklers will...
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Fire Safety Tips for Your Apartment

apartment Fire Safety Tips for Your Apartment Keeping your family safe in your apartment is more than just locking the doors and windows. There’s fire safety in Chicago tips that you need to keep in mind to help keep your family and your apartment safe should a fire break out. Keep these tips close by and also share them with your family as you prepare your home for the holidays. Use Surge Protectors One simple step that can keep your home safe is by installing surge protectors for your electronics. This will help you to keep multiple units such as your...
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Fire Extinguishers and What You Should Know

extinguisher Fire Extinguishers and What You Should Know As a part of a condo board or just as a property owner in Chicago, you need to know a few things about fire extinguishers. These are a critical part of your fire safety in Chicago and you need to be prepared with the right equipment. There are many factors that go in to choosing the proper extinguisher, making sure that you are in compliance with the laws, as well as protecting your residents. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to fire extinguishers in your condo in...
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