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Fire Risks and Candles

Posted on May 19, 2017

Candles may be pretty and give off appealing scents, but if you’re not careful, they could start a fire in your home. An average of 9,300 home structure fires are started by open-flame candles across the US every year, according …

How to Clean Up Fire Extinguisher Residue

Posted on May 10, 2017

If you or an employee recently discharged a fire extinguisher to douse a blaze, you’re probably breathing a sigh of relief. Your quick response time has drastically reduced property damage and saved lives. Now, all you must do is clean …

Is It Better to Replace or Recharge Fire Extinguishers?

Posted on April 11, 2017

You already know that handheld fire extinguishers are a vital part of your business’s fire safety plan. Of course, the extinguishers in your building can only be effective if they’re fully charged and in good condition. If you recently discharged …

Fire Alarm Parts & Locations

Posted on April 11, 2017

The fire alarm system in your building is comprised of several components that work together seamlessly to detect fires and make building occupants aware of the emergency. If you’re looking into installing a fire alarm, you might be wondering where …

Evacuation Plans for Nursing Homes & Healthcare Facilities

Posted on December 9, 2016

Federal law requires healthcare facilities and Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing homes to have written evacuation plans. If you neglect this important fire protection measure, you could be subject to deficiency citations and fines. Follow these steps to create and implement evacuation plans …

Importance of Both Audible and Visible Fire Alarm Systems

Posted on December 5, 2016

Numerous fire codes and regulations at both the federal and local level dictate the features of your fire protection system. While some rules appear trivial, the Houston Fire Marshal can deny occupancy if you fail to meet even the smallest …

Fire Protection & OSHA Regulations

Posted on December 1, 2016

The purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to ensure employee healthy and safe in the workplace. OSHA has established many regulations in a variety of categories. When it comes to meeting OSHA fire protection standards, Kauffman …

What You Need to Know About Insulation & Fire Protection

Posted on November 21, 2016

When it comes to keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, insulation is a must. By slowing heat transfer, insulation is a cost-effective way to lower your heating and cooling bills. However, the importance of …

Fire Protection for Marinas

Posted on November 5, 2016

Every year, fires and electric shock incidents occur in marinas, boatyards, piers, yacht clubs, and docking facilities around the country. These incidents result in numerous injuries and deaths and incur millions of dollars in property damage. Hazardous material spills also …

Flammable/Combustible Chemical Storage & Fire Protection Tips

Posted on October 21, 2016

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) defines a flammable liquid as a liquid with a flash point of 100 degrees F or lower, while a combustible liquid has a flash point of 100 degrees F or higher. Diethyl ether and …

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May 19, 2017

Fire Risks and Candles

Candles may be pretty and give off appealing scents, but if you’re not careful, they could start a fire in…

May 10, 2017

How to Clean Up Fire Extinguisher Residue

If you or an employee recently discharged a fire extinguisher to douse a blaze, you’re probably breathing a sigh of…