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Highly Flammable Everyday Items

colored flames Highly Flammable Everyday Items There are everyday items we use in our homes or place of work that we do not even consider could be highly flammable. Fires happen much more often than we think, and most times can be avoided or prevented. Below is a list of items that are flammable and should be used with caution. Rubbing Alcohol Rubbing alcohol is one of the most flammable items in people’s homes. We use it for common things around the household but most people are not aware that it is so flammable. It can easily start a fire if it...
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Fire Safety During Vacation Travels

airplane wing Fire Safety During Vacation Travels With the summer months approaching, people have probably began to make several vacation plans which often includes booming hotels. While disasters are often the last thing anyone wants to think about on their vacation, it is important to keep in mind fire safety. It has been reported from the National Fire Protection Association that on average there are 143 injuries yearly from a fire at a hotel. Therefore, it is very important that you and your families or friends remain aware and safe during your hotel stays. Often, we have fire safety plans set in...
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Fire Safety for Employees in the Workplace

office area 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...
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Fire Safety Tips for High-Rise Condominiums

high rise 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...
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Most Common Causes for Home Fires

ground fire 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...
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