Posts Categorized: Fire Prevention

Backflow Prevention

What is Backflow? Backflow occurs when the direction of water flow is reversed by a sudden change in pressure. For example, this could happen when the water that is flowing into a fire sprinkler system changes direction and flows back into the municipal water supply. Why is Backflow Prevention Needed? Backflow prevention is necessary to… Read more »

Reviewing Fire Safety this Spring

If you’re like many Americans who take the spring season as a chance to do some seriously cleaning around the house, then there’s one other thing you should add to your to-do list: reviewing fire safety in your home. To work a fire safety checkup into your spring cleaning routine, start with a once-over of… Read more »

College Saved By Sprinkler System

Many people are aware of the importance of fire alarms and smoke detectors, however, fire sprinkler systems are the most important type of fire prevention overall. Fire officials in Hibbing, Minnesota said that a sprinkler system in a Northern Minnesota college prevented an estimated $1 million in damage to the campus after a recent fire… Read more »

Fire Hazards at Work

If you own a business, one of your top priorities should be to keep your employees safe. All employees should know how to respond to a fire and how to identify possible fire hazards. Combustible Materials and Chemicals The fire hazards that are within your workplace will depend on what type of work is done… Read more »

Common Contributors to Electrical Fires

Electrical fires are a common cause of household fires. In fact, electrical fires cause about 51,000 fires every year.  They are the third leading cause of home structures fires and many of them happen due to ignorance and neglect. There are several common causes of electrical fires: Old Appliances Many electrical fires are caused by… Read more »