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Essential Spots for Home Fire Extinguishers

person pointing Essential Spots for Home Fire Extinguishers When it comes to protecting your home from fire, there are essential tools you need in your arsenal. One option you must have on hand is a fire extinguisher. This tool comes in handy when a fire is small so that the flames can be put out before it gets too hard to handle. Because fires can erupt at any time and can escalate quickly, you need fire extinguishers in key areas of the home. But where should you put this equipment? Chicago fire safety protocols recommend areas where cooking occurs as well as...
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Top Tips to Prevent Fires in Apartment Buildings

armour Top Tips to Prevent Fires in Apartment Buildings As a rental property owner, it is essential that you protect the building against fires. When it comes to apartment buildings, Chicago fire safety laws are clear and concise, with building owners to follow certain protocols to ensure all tenants are safe and secure. As the owner, you must make sure the building has fire protection services as well as precautions taken to prevent fires. Below are a few tips to help you learn more about proper fire prevention and what you can do to keep your building safe. Remove Any Hazards...
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Fire Alarm Inspections: What You Need to Know

red fire alarm Fire Alarm Inspections: What You Need to Know When it comes to protecting your property, a fire alarm system is key. A fire can occur at any time and whether it is large or small, those inside the building need to be alerted. With a properly functioning fire alarm, it will help to see small fires put out and prevent large fires from causing injury or death. Fire safety codes require fire alarm systems in businesses and getting to know your system will ensure it works correctly at all times. Learning more about inspections can help you remain in compliance...
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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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