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

Do Chicago Apartments Need to Have Fire Extinguishers?

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Apartment fires can be dangerous, damaging property and threatening life. No one knows when a fire may break out and become uncontrollable. In 2022, there were over 1,353,500 calls for apartment fires reported. These apartment fires can lead to severe damage if not controlled timely, and that’s where fire extinguishers can help control the fires. Therefore, ensuring fire extinguisher maintenance is a must for landlords. There are further legal details that property owners and tenants must know about, so we’ll discuss all of that in this article ahead. Do Chicago Apartments need to have Fire Extinguishers? According to the Fire Safety...

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What are the Fire Safety Standards for High-Rise Buildings

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Fire safety is a major concern for U.S. residents because fire breakouts are a major hazard and can lead to property and life damage. Knowing fire safety standards for high-rise buildings is necessary for situations like these. These standards are more than just fire extinguisher maintenance because getting out of a high-rise building is more challenging. What are the Fire Safety Standards for High-Rise Buildings According to statistics, there were over 1,353,500 fire department calls in 2021 alone. The number has increased because people do not take fire safety standards seriously. The Chicago Fire Department has shared the best approaches for...

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Chicago Apartment Fire Safety: Who can be Held Accountable?

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Fire safety and damage are among the biggest concerns for residents in Chicago. A single fire can cost thousands of dollars in damage and, in worse cases, your life. Learning Chicago apartment fire safety is necessary if you’re living in an apartment or a multi-story building. Apartment fire safety extends further than fire extinguisher maintenance and other basic steps. Instead, it requires planning, structural improvements, and several changes to the building. Most fires in Chicago apartments occur because of issues with the inspection systems. The big question is, who can be held accountable? Chicago Apartment Fire Safety: Who can be Held...

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4 Fire Safety Rules You Shouldn't Ignore

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4 Fire Safety Rules You Shouldn’t Ignore When it comes to fire safety, you want to ensure your family and your building is ready no matter what may happen. As a condo association board, it is your job to make sure your residents are informed, and the building is up to code. That’s where Connected Fire comes in. We work with condo associations to ensure they are always in compliance with current Chicago fire safety standards. One of the things you can do to help your residents stay safe is to have fire safety rules posted and communicated to each owner...

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Don't Risk Non-Compliance

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Don't Risk Non-Compliance Keeping your Chicago condo safe is just part of the day-to-day tasks that you as the owner or HOA member are responsible for. When it comes to Chicago fire safety, you must keep in compliance or face the consequences. It’s not worth the trouble of a legal issue if you’re not in compliance with the laws here in the city. That’s why so many turn to Connected Fire for the assistance they provide. Risks of Non-Compliance There are many risks to you personally and as a business when the fire safety regulations are not kept in place. For...

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