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Holiday Fire-Safety Tips

As the holidays approach, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging people to look for and eliminate potential dangers from holiday lights and decorations that could lead to fires and injuries. Trees Lights Decorations Fireplaces For...

posted on: Nov 26, 2010 | author: Staff writer

Keep Your Home Safe From Wildfires

Whatever the cause of a wildfire, you can protect your home against it with some simple common sense precautions. When building a new home, follow these easy preventions. Choose fire resistant materials along with protective roofing. Use as much brick, metal and stone as you can as those materials are much more fire resistant than wood. Cover all vents coming out of attics and eaves with metal mesh screens. The screen mesh should be no larger than six millimeters or 1/4th inch to stop debris from collecting in the vents and to keep sparks out. Install fireproof shutters, multi-pane windows or tempered safety glass to protect large windows from radiant heat. Insulate chimneys and place spark arresters on...

Keep Your Home Safe From Wildfires
posted on: Sep 10, 2009 | author: Ronald

New Year’s Fire Kills 5 in D.C.

Click for KJB C3000SC SMOKE DETECTOR CAMERA SIDE VIEW COLOR HARDWIRED Covert Video Equipment The proximate cause of the fire was probably a “catastrophic electrical failure,” according to fire department officials. Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty called the tragedy “probably the worst way [to start] a new year.” The first reports of the fire came shortly after 7 a.m., according to D.C. fire department officials. Fire personnel arrived at the scene within one minute after the first call but found the structure already enveloped in flames and smoke. There were nine people inside the home when the fire occurred, including the owners Oscar and Michelle Wilson. The fatalities in the fire were their nephew, Joseph Wilson, 10;...

New Year’s Fire Kills 5 in D.C.
posted on: Jan 3, 2009 | author: Staff writer

Practice Fireworks Safety

If you’re planning fireworks on the Fourth of July weekend, remember to ensure everyone in the family is aware of what to do for fireworks safety. In 2003, the year with the latest available data, hospital emergency departments treated 9,300 injuries related to fireworks use. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 16 percent of firework-related injuries suffered by consumers are due to improper use of sparklers, especially among young children. The National Council on Fireworks Safety has recommended these safety tips: * Never use fireworks at home. In many areas, it is illegal to light fireworks at home. Even if legal, the best way to protect children is to avoid doing this at home. * As...

Practice Fireworks Safety
posted on: Jun 26, 2008 | author: Staff writer

Fire Safety in Schools and Dorms

Safety product: Todd’s Fire Drill Statistics for US schools (U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Data Center, 2007) reveal that there were no reported school related fire deaths for the year 2006-2007. Why is this? Why is it that Canada and European schools have similar statistics? It is because of the government enforced fire safety policies that are strictly monitored. Fire drills are required at least once a month. Fire evacuation routes have to be posted. In most schools there is a required sprinkler system, or fire escape. The report quoted above credits the fire drills as the largest contributing factor to the safety of the students in schools. Yet, when there is a school related fire death reported,...

Fire Safety in Schools and Dorms
posted on: Apr 19, 2008 | author: Staff writer

Fire Hits Monte Carlo in Las Vegas

Click for Fire Safety Blanket. The Monte Carlo hotel was nearly full with a midday crowd and almost nine hundred workers working the shift. Most were evacuated safely, while 17 people were treated for minor injuries, mainly due to smoke inhalation. The fire started on the roof of the hotel, which began shortly before 11 a.m. took one hour to control. The fire raged across the façade mounted on the roof; it was made of foam, and pieces of it melted off one side and started some fires below. The cause of the fire is still undetermined. It was reported that welders were working and making some repairs on the building roof that morning. The blaze was confined...

Fire Hits Monte Carlo in Las Vegas
posted on: Jan 26, 2008 | author: Staff writer

Drunken Residents Set Off Dorm Fires

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) chairman revealed that college housing units are more at risk of fires than other types of housing for the general population. Federal officials on Tuesday, Aug. 21, released a report of the National Fire Protection Association which highlighted an increase in college housing fires: in 1998, there were only 1,800 fires, but in 2005, there were 3,300 fires. From 2002 through 2005, there were 39 deaths and 400 injuries arising from fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and barracks. The officials attributed the increase to the students’ tendency to cram more electrical equipment into their rooms. Hot plates and microwaves were responsible for most of the fires; however, fatalities were due to fires...

Drunken Residents Set Off Dorm Fires
posted on: Aug 24, 2007 | author: Staff writer