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

Fire Extinguisher Mistakes You’re Making

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A fire extinguisher is a great addition to your property protection, especially if you’re at risk of fires. Most people think they’ll never face a home or commercial fire, but that’s not true. It’s why fire extinguisher maintenance has become such a vital part of the industry. There’s a long range of different fire extinguishers you can purchase. You could need multiple if you own a commercial building. However, even the best fire extinguishers won’t help if you don’t know how to use them. According to statistics, 93% of the deaths occur because of poor fire extinguishers or the inability to...

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Work With A Chicago Fire Safety Company For Your Condo Protection


As a condo association owner, member, or board member, you want to know that the community you manage is safe and sound at all times. Part of that process includes making sure you are in compliance with all fire and safety regulations in Chicago. How can you do that? How can you make sure that everything is done as it should be without it taking up your entire day? That’s simple! Work with the expert team here at Connected Fire. We have been in business for years helping condo association boards and members to protect their condo, their tenants, and themselves...

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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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