Fire Safety

How Small Manufacturers Protect Against Fires

According to the fire experts, tens of thousands of fires break out at industrial and manufacturing properties yearly. Fire is a particular concern for smaller manufacturers, who are very vulnerable to serious operations disruptions or even business closure if a fire occurs. Due to smaller[...]

Vacant Commercial Properties Increasingly Susceptible to Nighttime Fires and More

When commercial properties become vacant or “dark”, in real estate parlance, a perfect storm of problems descends. No tenants or customers mean little traffic. No rental income means unlit premises and overgrown landscaping. That neglect begets vandalism, theft, squatters and vermin. Vacant[...]

Portable Fire Extinguishers: Everyone’s First Line of Defence

The April 15-16, 2019 devastating fire that ravaged France’s national treasure Notre Dame started like many fires do: with a stray cigarette or electrical spark that could have been easily extinguished if caught early. Vigilance is one key to avoiding disasters like this one. The inspector,[...]

Smart Ways That Facility Managers Prepare for Unexpected Power Outages

Worn machinery, weather events, downed tree limbs, even wild animals contacting transformers can bring commerce to an abrupt halt when they interrupt the flow of electricity. As our vital electrical grid ages, power outages are also becoming increasingly frequent and unpredictable.  That means[...]

Kitchen Grease Fires May Severely Affect Appliances

Sparked by unattended stovetop pans or forgotten items in toaster ovens, kitchen grease fires are extremely dangerous. Fueled by exquisitely flammable substances, they flare in an instant, spread rapidly, burn hotter and can’t be extinguished with water-based substances. Smart homeowners have[...]