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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What’s Inside a Fire Extinguisher

Are you curious as to what’s inside a fire extinguisher?  Watch the video to learn about the secrets inside the cylinder.  **Do not try this at home  #whoknew? Fire extinguishers contain different chemicals, depending on the application.  Handheld extinguishers, which are commonly sold at hardware stores for use in the kitchen or garage, are pressurized…

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Drones Use Fire to Clear Debris

Drones Creating Fire? You have to see it to believe it. Check out this video of a drone burning rubbish off power lines by the trained professionals of a Power Company in China. #donottrythisathome According to a 2013 article from nationalgeographic.com, only government agencies, some public universities, and a handful of private companies hold the…

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