Safety violations are common within public buildings. Those violations can put you at risk in the event of fire. The Arkansas Fire Prevention Code has strict guidelines to ensure property owners maintain a safe and fire-free business. Violating these guidelines is against the law as it puts the public in harms way. The Arkansas Fire…Details
During the five-year period of 1999-2003, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 2,210 bus or school bus fires per year. These fires caused an estimated annual average of three civilian deaths, 30 civilian injuries, and $24.2 million in direct property damage per year. In 1999-2003, bus or school bus fires accounted for…Details
In 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 5,690 structure fires in educational properties, annually. These fires caused an annual average of 85 civilian fire injuries and $92 million in direct property damage. School fire drills are a model for students to use in their homes. Safety Tips from the National Fire…Details
Keeping your kids safe at school involves many factors. As a parent, you can help your kids understand the dangers of fire and the need for safe behavior during a fire drill, Fire drills were put in place to prevent deaths and injuries from fire, smoke, carbon monoxide or other emergencies. AT SCHOOL…..Keeping our schools…Details
Campfire safety is of utmost importance. A few tips to help keep you and your family safe… 1. When scouting for a fire pit, make sure it’s not under any low hanging branches or near brush or bushes. 2. Most campgrounds have a pit already dug out, it’s not always ready to go when it…Details
Campfire Starters from household items 1. Newspaper, paper towels, toilet paper, and scrap paper 2. Cotton gauze is very flammable. 3. Plant-based cloth-any dry cotton, linen, or other plant-fiber clothing 4. Dryer lint is explosively flammable when it consists entirely of cotton fibers 5.Wood shavings 6.Greasy chips 7. Cardboard 8. Plastic fiber cloth and rope…Details
Smokey the Bear says, “If there is not an existing fire pit, and pits are allowed, choose a site at least 15 feet from tent walls, shrubs, trees or other flammable objects. Beware of low-hanging branches.” Also, make sure the fire is on level ground to avoid burning wood from rolling away from the fire.
Fire Safety with Campfires Safety Tips: Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass and leaves.Pile any extra wood away from the fire. Campfires must be less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in diameter. Only charcoal or untreated wood can be used as fuel. Scrape away litter,…Details
A fire can cause severe damage to business equipment, materials, and structures. Here are three tips to help. Assess the risk of fire hazards : 1. The National Fire Protection Association offers handbooks and other publications on the fire safety code in place for businesses. If your local government offers it, a visit from a…Details
Fire is not the only danger firefighters face. Daily activities can expose firefighters to serious hazards such as noise, heat stress/exhaustion, toxic chemicals, strains and other soft tissue injuries, burns, cave-ins/engulfment, respiratory illnesses, slips and trips, and falls. Thank you to ALL who bravely serve to protect our safety!