Fire Extinguishers Can Misfire

Have you ever serviced your fire extinguisher?  Non-serviced fire extinguishers can explode or misfire..    A misfire or spontaneous discharge from a fire extinguisher would push the tank forward like a torpedo.  Once in motion, the heavy tank would slam around a room like a wrecking ball causing significant and costly damage. If an employee…

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Yearly Fire Extinguisher Inspections

The Arkansas Fire Protection Code outlines specific regulations for all types of businesses.  It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure the buildings maintain compliance under those codes.  Your insurance carrier should require you to have fire extinguishers on site in compliance with local building codes.  The number and type of fire extinguishers…

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Fire Extinguishers for the Kitchen

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen?  Is the extinguisher easily accessible?  Cooking accidents are the number one cause of home fires.   In less than 2 minutes, a small cooking fire can quickly get out of hand.  To prevent the immediate spread if fire and surge of flames, the extinguisher needs to be…

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Car Fires: Know the Danger Signs

17 car fires occur every hour in the United States, based on research completed between 2006 and 2010. That’s more than 150,000 car fires annually.  Those numbers come from a September 2012 report by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), Take a look at these Car Fire Safety tips from the NFPA: What to look…

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5 Alarm Fire- What does it mean?

5 Alarm Fire….you’ve heard it on the news, but what does it mean? The simple answer…the status indicates the level of response required by local authorities.  Every degree alarm requires a different number of response units, which can be any type of vehicle including fire engines, ladder trucks and supervisor trucks. Fire companies send a…

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Rapid Spread of Fire Engulfs Home

In reality, the speed of the spread of fire is even more shocking.  This house fire from 2016 demonstrates how quickly a fire can get out of hand.  This suburban, two story home was engulfed in flames in under 8 minutes.  #neighborhooddisaster The entire video was 11 minutes, but a short snippet reveals the uncontrollable…

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