Fire Safety

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[...]

Paul Davis Grows to Meet Increasing Restoration Demand

In 2017, apocalyptic wildfires swept across British Columbia causing devastation to businesses, towns and lives across the province. “The phone literally didn’t stop ringing with calls for help,”says David Porter, president of Paul Davis Fraser Valley. “As soon as areas were declared safe,[...]

Is Your Business Up-to-date With Current Fire Code Changes? (Hint: Most Aren’t)

Experts estimate that 60 to 80 percent of all businesses never recover after experiencing a structural fire. Sadly, they fail for a lot of different but understandable reasons. Employees find new jobs. Customers locate services and products elsewhere. Critical records are lost. Suppliers move on.[...]

Identifying Hidden and Dangerous Workplace Fire Hazards

For many employees, work routines unfold in similar order at familiar times of the day. We greet colleagues on the way to desks in the morning, switch on lamps at work stations, heat food in the kitchen at lunchtime, say our goodbyes prior to heading home. It’s time to integrate some important new[...]

After Using a Home Fire Extinguisher, Know Proper Propellant Clean-Up Techniques

Whether it’s an overloaded extension cord or a kitchen flare-up, home fires are frightening. But quick-thinking homeowners can combat these surprise emergencies very effectively: a whopping 95 percent of fires can be successfully quenched if extinguishers are deployed quickly after ignition. But[...]