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

Most Common Causes for Home Fires

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Most Common Causes for Home Fires Fires can start in the simplest of ways and usually when we are doing everyday tasks. We often get very comfortable doing everyday activities, and therefore forget to remain cautious. The U.S. Fire Administration stated that half of fires were usually caused by cooking. The other leading causes consist of heating, electrical fires, smoking, and candles. Let’s look at each one to see how we can prevent these fires and to stay aware of these leading causes of fires. Cooking fires - These types of fires are an accident, of course, but are the leading...

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Summer Fire Safety Tips for Property Managers


Summer Fire Safety Tips for Property Managers The summer months are amongst us and with that comes the nice weather, and spending time outdoors. Your tenants will likely be outdoors playing, cooking, and celebrating summer holidays such as the Fourth of July. It is important to send out a community wide notice on fire safety during the summer months. Prior to this notice, always make sure to have professionals such as Connected Fire inspect each unit’s fire extinguisher, sprinklers, and fire alarms. You always want to ensure your property is up to code and following the city laws and ordinances. During...

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Protecting Your Pets: Fire Safety Tips for Pet Owners


Protecting Your Pets: Fire Safety Tips for Pet Owners Most of us know what to do in case of a fire for our family members, and we even have a fire safety and escape plan for our families. However, we should also remember to include our furry family members! Pets are also part of our families, and it is important that we have a fire safety plan set in place that includes getting our pets to safety. Primarily, it is best to have preventative measures set in place. When we have children, we put safety locks on cabinets to prevent them...

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Top Fire Risks for Warehouse and Distribution Centers


Top Fire Risks for Warehouse and Distribution Centers If you operate a warehouse or distribution center, it is important to understand the fire risk associated with the building. In general, such spaces are quite large and have multiplier fire risks. It is essential for those in charge to understand the Chicago fire safety codes and keep track of protection needs. Reviewing the information below will give you insight into what you might need to consider moving forward within your warehouse or distribution center space to create a safer environment. Common Fire Causes In this work environment, there are several factors that...

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Basics of Workplace Fire Safety Training


Basics of Workplace Fire Safety Training When it comes to Chicago fire safety in the workplace, there are certain basics that need to be covered. Fires are a genuine threat to the workplace and employees need to know the basics in order to stay safe and help others in the event of a fire. Providing workplace Chicago fire safety training is a must. The best protection against a fire is fire prevention. Teach your employees how to identify fire hazards and practice prevention to ensure that if a fire were to occur, your team will be safe. Recognize Fire Hazards in...

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