Archive for Commercial Fire

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,[...]

After a Commercial Fire: Smoke, Soot and Water Issues Unite

When shocked owners and employees survey the sodden mess after a fire guts their workplace, it’s tempting to immediately don paper masks, sturdy shoes and coveralls to rescue important items. Tempting, but ill-advised: the soot, water and char that have spread throughout the fire scene and across[...]