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

When Did You Last Have Maintenance On Your Emergency Lighting & Signs?

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The emergency lighting and signs in a commercial building is part of the regulations set forth by Chicago fire safety protocols. It’s not only important for them to be located properly and clearly visible, it is also important that they are tested on a routine basis. As a commercial property owner, do you know when the last time your lights and signs were properly checked? If not, it’s time to contact the team here at Connected Fire. We provide expertise in Chicago fire safety standards, regulations, and property testing to ensure you stay within regulations and code. You don’t want to...

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Good Housekeeping Leads to Worksites That Are Safe!

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Good housekeeping practices are generally considered basic measures for a fire prevention plan. Worksites that practice poor housekeeping usually experience extensive fire safety concerns. Housekeeping includes simple things like fire extinguisher maintenance that safeguards properties against potential fire accidents. Safe housekeeping practices are not limited to indoors. Both outdoor and indoor housekeeping practices are crucial for the safety of people working there. Housekeeping Overview Keeping your worksite clean and neat reduces the fire risk but offers added benefits, like boosting employee morale and increasing employee productivity. Three basic things included in housekeeping help prevent accidents and fire. Operational cleanlinessEquipment arrangement and...

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Tips for Evacuation in Case of a Fire

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Many emergency scenarios require your evacuation from home, a public place, or the workplace. Sometimes, you may have enough time to prepare yourself for evacuation, but in some situations, like a fire, you must evacuate immediately. Therefore, planning how to evacuate safely and quickly is important. Keep reading this article to find useful evacuation tips from a fire and protect yourself from any mishap. Tips for Evacuation in Case of a Fire The constant sound and flashing fire alarms are an obvious evacuation signal, but how will you escape the fire? Make sure to unlock all the doors and windows, and...

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How to Prepare For an Apartment Fire?


Fires in apartments can lead to a massive loss of life and property. According to Statista, more than 1.35 million fires were reported throughout the US. While some fires might be due to reasons beyond your control, there are a few that you can prevent. By preparing for an apartment fire, you can mitigate the chances of any loss. We'll discuss some things to help you prepare for an apartment fire. These life-saving steps can ensure the safety of your loved ones. Tips To Prepare for an Apartment Fire Preparing for an apartment fire and taking the right measures, such as...

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Fire Safety Portal Makes Life Easy For Condo Managers


Fire Safety Portal Makes Life Easy For Condo Managers Are you managing a Chicago condo and you’re feeling overwhelmed by trying to keep up with the fire safety reports and regulations? Then you’ve come to the right place. As a leading Chicago fire safety manager, Connected Fire is here to help you take the hassle out of reports and regulations. Fire records are vitally important and you must be able to access them at a moment’s notice. That’s where the company's fire safety portal comes in. You can rely on expert service and record keeping to make life simple for you...

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