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Month: July 2016

Back to School Safety: Hoverboards

By Keren Johnson
July 28, 2016 Category • Safety, Back To School, Hoverboard Safety

The Hoverboard part toy, part transportation! The self-balancing scooters have quickly become the latest and most popular trend among kids and teens, and lets face it; adults too. With the back to school season right around the corner, kids and teens everywhere will be opting for this trendy mode of transportation to get to and from school. Below is a short list of tips for both parents and kids to make safe decisions when purchasing and using the board to reduce fire and bodily injury. When making your purchase, choose one that has been certified and tested in a laboratory. Read and follow manufacturers instructions while setting up your Hoverboard for use. Parents, ALWAYS be responsible and charge your childs Hoverboard. Be sure to be attentive. Do not leave your Hoverboard unattended during charging. NEVER leave your Hoverboard charging overnight. Only use the charging cord that comes with your Hoverboard. Using third-party cords can increase your risk of fire

Will your Sprinkler System work properly when you need it?

By Keren Johnson
July 18, 2016 Category • Sprinkler Systems

The sprinkler heads are up and the fire extinguishers are on the wall. The various elements of fire protection are in place, so certainly you feel good about how you are protecting both your business, assets and employees, right? Just having the system in place is not enough. Its like an old phone booth that has been left on the street corner. While it might look like a reliable device for effective communication, it is as useless as a rock since it is no longer connected to phone lines to make a phone call. Having a reliable fire protection system along with dependable equipment and exit lighting is a great first step. It is very important to work with a reputable company like County Fire Protection who can design, install, and service whatever unique circumstance(s) your facility presents. But, there is more to think about. Check out this short list of considerations and ensure you are protecting your business from an unexpected fire emergency. Maintain your existing system: Your

Do you have a plan? Protect your family from fire!

By Keren Johnson
July 15, 2016 Category • House Fire, Fire Evacuation, Fire Prevention, Fire Safety,

There is no doubt about it, a house fire is one of the most devastating and traumatic losses a homeowner can endure, both emotionally and financially. Protecting your home, property and family members is as easy as injecting a few simple procedures into your familys safety plan. Following these steps and being properly prepared for a fire can significantly reduce damages and overall loss of property and make it easy to recover in case of a fire emergency. Your home is your sanctuarya place where you can rest, relax and create long lasting memories with your friends and family. Therefore, be certain to review these tips to keep you, your home and those closest to you safe and protected. 1. ALWAYS have working smoke detectors in your home. Check them regularly (once every 3 months) and replace the batteries as needed. Smoke alarm units should be replaced every 10 years regardless of if it is functional or not as sensors go bad after several years of being unused. 2. Wheres the EXTINGUISHER?!?

Fire and Life Safety in the Workplace: What You Need To Know

By Keren Johnson
July 11, 2016 Category • Fire Safety, Extinguishers, Fire Prevention, Safety Plan, Sprinkler Service,

No matter your business or industry, as a business owner you have a responsibility to keep the workplace environment safe for your employees. Its as great a time as any to begin to review your companys safety plan! There are many fire safety guidelines your business may already be adhering to that have been suggested by OSHA NFPA or your local municipal fire codes, but remember, compliance is key. When it comes to fire safety encourage your staff to adhere to guidelines and be diligent in updating any procedural guidelines that may change. Prevent against workplace fires with these simple tips: Place fire extinguishers in strategic locations, easily accessible to employees and in accordance to code requirements. Be sure smoke detectors are professionally installed and maintenance quarterly. Avoid overloading power outlets or power strips with electrical devices. Doing so can overload circuits and cause electrical fires. Always unplug non-essential electronics at the end

Are you prepared for your next fire inspection?

By Keren Johnson
July 11, 2016 Category • Fire Inspection, Fire Prevention, Fire Safety

How prepared are you for a fire inspection? Your local fire marshal can stop by to inspect your business anytime, so it is of grave importance to make sure your building is up to code at all times. But what exactly does up to code mean? After all, fire codes can be very complex and while many aspects of the inspection are common sense, there are some that can really offer trouble understanding. Thats where this nifty checklist comes in handy! Staying on top of these items will ensure that not only your business stays safe from a fire, it will also ensure to keep the fire marshal off your back and those pesky fines at bay. Preparing for fire code inspections: The outside One of the things the fire marshal will inspect upon his/her arrival is how accessible your building is to the fire department should they need to be called out for an emergency. When preparing for fire safety inspections, you should make sure that: Your street address is clearly marked on the front of your building

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