Fire Safety

Out-of-Sight Dryer Vents Accumulate Lint That Frequently Causes Fires

Many businesses maintain on-site laundry facilities, from laundromats and hotels to apartment complexes, gyms and medical clinics. These commercial entities share something else besides laundry equipment: an increased risk of fire sparked by a very flammable substance. A substance so easily ignited,[...]

Healing is the Hardest Part: Home Fire Takes Retired Firefighter and His Dog

When a devastating house fire destroyed the first floor of a home in the Kitchener-Waterloo community, it tragically took the lives of a former firefighter and his pet. The man’s only living relative, his sister, was heartbroken and asked to see the scene. For Glenn Wilkinson, the owner of Paul[...]

Commercial Fire Causes May Surprise You

Fire is a serious threat to commercial properties for sobering reasons. With stable heat, fuel and oxygen, fires can become difficult to control in 30 seconds and double in size in just one minute. Further, nearly half of businesses experiencing a major disaster such as a fire never reopen and[...]

Guarding Against Overnight Commercial Kitchen Fires

Fire is an essential element in commercial kitchens, transforming raw ingredients into delicious, artful dishes that support businesses and lure loyal customers. When fire escapes its confines, however, it destroys thriving food establishments in minutes. Fires that spread when the kitchen is closed[...]

Let’s Stop the 45% of Commercial Property Fires That Are Arson

Local fire officials estimate that as many as half of all fires are intentionally set. Why do arsonists act? Possible motives are many: thrill-seeking, vandalism, concealing a crime, revenge, profit/insurance fraud/debt elimination and terrorism may prompt these criminals to act. Arson is more than[...]