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Fire Safety Tips: How to Keep Your Live Tree From Catching Fire

christmas tree Fire Safety Tips: How to Keep Your Live Tree From Catching Fire Some people are fine with the artificial tree. Every year they fluff out the branches, decorate it, and light it up. The tree can be passed down to generations as well as long as it is kept taken care of. But what if you’re one of those who simply can’t call it Christmas without the hunt for the perfect live tree? However, you’ve also seen the footage going around social media that it can take seconds to fully engulf your home if it catches fire. The truth is,...
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Fire Safety Tips for Your Children

boy Fire Safety Tips for Your Children Fire can be devastating to adults and children alike. Being prepared ahead of time is important not only as parents, but you should also prepare your children. Making sure that your children know what to do to prevent a fire, and the actions to take should a fire occur, is critical to their survival. It’s important that you share and teach these tips to your children so that they are prepared for a possible fire. While you hope to never need the training, you want to know that your family is prepared should they...
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Protecting Your Property During the Holidays

Santa Protecting Your Property During the Holidays It’s that time of year where you are decorating your home, bringing out all the memorabilia of holidays gone past, and of course, bringing out all the lights. The more lights the better in some cases! How can you enjoy your favorite holiday décor while staying in control of your Chicago fire safety this season? There are a few tips to make sure that your home is protected during the season from any unforeseen fire hazards. Unplug Your Lights Be sure that everything is unplugged before leaving the home or going to bed at...
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Inspect and Test Fire Safety Protocols in Rental Apartments

test results Inspect and Test Fire Safety Protocols in Rental Apartments When you own a rental apartment building, it is important to ensure that all proper safety protocols are followed. When it comes to Chicago fire safety, every aspect of your building needs to be reviewed. Annual inspections, as well as regular maintenance of systems, needs to be conducted to ensure that all components involved in fire safety will work in the event of a fire. Fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and other areas, such as exits, should be checked on a regular basis as a safety measure. Fire Extinguisher Servicing In apartment...
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How to Survive if a Fire Breaks Out in Your Apartment Building

thumbs up How to Survive if a Fire Breaks Out in Your Apartment Building While we all hope to never have to deal with a Chicago fire issue, you must be prepared when you live in an apartment. Fires do happen, and lives are lost in these unfortunate and tragic circumstances. The best way for you to handle your Chicago fire safety is to be prepared before fire ever hits. It’s better to be prepared and ready should this happen than to face it without having essential fire safety tools in your Chicago condominium. Here you’ll find a list of a variety...
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