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Articles and other information related to fire safety equipment and procedures in Illinois.

Top Causes of Fires in the Home

flames Top Causes of Fires in the Home Whether you live in an apartment building, condo or residential home, fire should be a concern. A fire can take place at any time and wreak havoc on the home, as well as cause injury and death. By learning more about common causes of fires in the home and Chicago fire safety protocols to follow, you can keep yourself, as well as family and friends safe. Over the past few years, the National Fire Protection Association has issued reports that detail the main reasons for fires in the home. In a residential setting,...
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Top Fire Protection Tips for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Tenants

sincerely media Top Fire Protection Tips for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Tenants If you operate a facility with deaf or hard of hearing tenants, you need to ensure that they will be safe in the event of a fire. For people with hearing capabilities, they can hear sirens or people yelling to get outside when a fire takes place. For those who are deaf or have trouble hearing, other methods are needed to ensure protection. Below are a few tips to help you create a safe space for tenants who are heart of hearing or deaf. Strobe Light Installations A great...
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Maintaining Fire Safety Protections During COVID-19

people holding bottle Maintaining Fire Safety Protections During COVID-19 Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in a variety of ways. People are staying inside their homes and practicing social distancing in order to avoid catching the deadly virus. For building or rental property owners, the need to protect employees or tenants remains the same. It is important that during this time of uncertainty that Chicago fire safety protocols are still followed. Property owners must maintain fire safety protections at this time, particularly since buildings may have more people inside at one time than before. Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Detectors and Fire...
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Fire Safety During Covid-19

covid Fire Safety During Covid-19 During the current pandemic, families are at home now more than ever. Now is a great time to go over fire safety in Chicago with your tenants and their families. While you are staying socially distant, you can share these tips and ideas with your tenants to help them remain fire safe. It is important that they have these ideas in mind to help protect not only their family but the other families in the condominium. Here are a few guidelines to help them during this time. Fire Plan Remind your tenants to have a fire...
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Fire Evacuation Plan: Does My Company Need One?

green exit Fire Evacuation Plan: Does My Company Need One? No matter what type of company you work for, a fire evacuation plan is a must. Every employee needs to know how to get out in the event of a fire. With a plan in place, employees can work quickly to get out of the facility, helping customers or clients along the way. Chicago fire safety protocols state that businesses must list the evacuation plan inside the building as well as go over the plan as a safety precaution. Alleviating Panic The main reason to have a fire safety plan in place...
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