If your building or facility has an FM-200 fire suppression system in operation, you should already know that it is crucial to recharge (or refill) the system as soon as possible after every use or discharge. A properly working system should respond to even a small electrical fire within seconds. It works by immediately reacting and diffusing the fire before it has time to do more damage to your computer room, data center, archives storage, etc.
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Commercial kitchens—whether within a restaurant, hotel, chain, building, church, etc.—present many fire hazards from the natural environment of open flames, multiple hot appliances, etc. Many open flames, a usual fast pace, multiple flammable items, and more can all lead to a fire emergency. Understanding these hazards and how you can minimize the risk can help prevent property damage, business downtime, and more importantly, injury or loss of life.
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The holiday presents many fire hazards within office spaces. While many of your employees may be gearing up with jingles and holly, it’s important to keep your workplace a safe and fire-free environment.
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Does my building need a fire evacuation plan?
Yes—even though your building might have fire sprinklers, extinguishers, and suppressants installed to diffuse a fire as quickly as possible at the source, sometimes the safest way to handle a fire emergency is to get your employees out as fast as possible. Having an emergency evacuation plan and instinctively knowing how to execute it is crucial for these situations—without help from professional firefighters, stopping the fire might be too dangerous.
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Fire Protection & Safety for Hotels
While hotel stays are usually grouped with fun thoughts of vacation, family trips, and exciting adventures, hotels themselves are not safe from the hazards and dangers of fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there is an average of 3,700 structure fires per year at hotel or motel properties. These fires cause an annual average of:
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Kauffman Co. was honored this year as a Best Place to Work from the Houston Business Journal (HBJ). The HBJ celebrates companies in the Houston, Texas area that are not only top performers in their industries, but who also value their talented employees.
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As an office manager, protecting your employees, property, and assets are vital to the smooth running of your business or organization. One dangerous hazard that can wreak havoc on any type of office space is a fire emergency.
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When you’re managing an apartment or condo building, you not only have to worry about your tenants paying rent on time and keeping noise volumes down, but you also have a much more dangerous concern: fires.
In the past few years, there has been an average of 92,000 fires annually in apartment structures, causing an average of 440 deaths and almost 4,000 injuries per year (according to the National Fire Protection Association).
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In grade school, fire drills were a common occurrence—something our elementary-school-aged selves looked forward to. As kids, fire drills meant extra time in the field behind the school and less time practicing our cursive. But when is the last time that your workplace conducted a fire drill?
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Fire Prevention Week is back and this year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is turning up the heat in the kitchen to raise awareness for best kitchen fire prevention practices. The coming week is all about fire safety while cooking—did you know that more fires start in the kitchen than any other area? This year, October 6 – 12 helps educate people on how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place.
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