Communication Center

Month: August 2016

Fire Safety and Your Students College Experience

By Keren Johnson
August 22, 2016 Category • Back To School, Fire Safety

As Summer 16 comes to a close, thousands of young people and their parents are getting prepared to head off to being or continue their adult lives in college. Many will house in an apartment, while the majority will settle inside a University dormitory. While this is an exciting time for college students and their parents, there are some issues to be aware of and to ask about! When moving your student into his/her dorm room, there are several fire safety questions that should be asked to your RA (resident advisor) or dormitory director to ensure your childs safety during their upcoming semester. Here are a few GREAT questions you or your child can/should ask. 1.Does each room have its own smoke detector? The answer should be a resounding yes. Your College or University should also be able to provide the last completed service date of all the dormitory alarms should you want to know that information. 2.Are the dormitory hallways and common recreation areas equipped with a fire

How to use your fire extinguisher

By Keren
August 08, 2016 Category • Fire Extinguisher, Extinguisher Training

At County Fire Protection, we carry a variety of commercial portable fire extinguishers to meet all of your safety needs. The right fire extinguisher for the right fire. Fire extinguishers come in a wide variety of types, each one designed to put out a different kind of fire. A classification systems have been developed to help users know what sort of extinguisher theyre working with. Most fire extinguishers for homes and public spaces areclassifiedas Class ABC extinguishers, meaning theyre suitable for putting out wood and paper fires,flammableliquid fires,andelectrical fires. Do you know how to use your fire extinguishers If possible, position yourself with your back to an unobstructed exit so that you can get out quickly if you need to. The discharge range for extinguishers can run from 6-20 feet (know your extinguishers range beforehand), and you want to be far enough away to not be in danger of being burned, and close enough that the discharge will be effective. To

Workplace Combustibles: Preventing Fire in the Workplace

By Keren Johnson
August 04, 2016 Category • Combustible Material, Fire Hazards, Fire Prevention, Workplace Fire Safety

Every year fires break out in workplaces across the country resulting in serious damage to property and even injury and death. In the U.S. each year there are around 100,000 non-residential fires reported, with a significant portion of these fires occurring in the workplace. These fires account for approximately 60 deaths, 1200 injuries and more than $2.6M in structural damages each year. There are a variety of reasons why these fires break out, although many are due to negligence and could be prevented with more care and attention. One of the best ways to protect your business against fire is to educate your staff on the causes of fire and encourage them to be vigilant and report any potential fire hazards, so that they can be dealt with swiftly. Although each working environment is different, here are some common workplace fire hazards that you should look out for and how to reduce the risk of them causing a fire. Waste and combustible material In many workplaces, in particular

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