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Is Stop Drop and Roll Still Taught?

April 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you grew up in the early 90s and 2000s (or had kids in school at the time), you might remember the classic “stop drop and roll” advice spread throughout the country in fire safety drills. For those who need a little refresher, “stop, drop, and roll” was a method for extinguishing a fire if your clothes caught the flames. Fire safety instructors taught children to pause where they were (stop), drop onto the ground (drop), and roll around on the ground until the flames were put out (roll). The simple little phrase made it easy for children and adults... View Article

UTV Fire Safety Tips

April 1, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the best ways to spend your weekend is taking a recreational drive with your UTV, also known as a side-by-side vehicle. Most UTVs are at significant risk of catching fire, thus imposing danger to people in the surrounding environment. Luckily, with UTV fire extinguishers, you can at least salvage your UTV from complete fire destruction. However, if your UTV catches fire, it is highly advisable to get out immediately before finding a solution to save your investment. UTV Fire Extinguishers UTV fire extinguishers are meant to protect your UTV from severe damage that might be caused by fire. Your UTV needs... View Article

Fire Safety for Boats

March 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An uncontrolled fire on a boat can be devastating and frightening. When there is an onboard fire, it is likely to double in size every few seconds, which can be fatal. As such, it’s advisable to practice fire safety and have the right measures in place to prevent a mere problem from becoming a catastrophe.  Fires that occur on boats spread very quickly and present unique challenges for response due to the limited access and hazardous conditions surrounding boat rides. Fire Safety for Boats The common causes boat fires are faulty wiring, flammable solvents, smoking below decks, and galley cookers, among... View Article

Fire Extinguisher Recharging and Upkeep

March 3, 2022 10:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your home’s safety is of utmost importance, and one of the best ways to keep your home safe is to be prepared for any possible emergency. Fires are a sadly common event and can be caused by an assortment of accidents. Some of the most common causes of home fires include cooking-related accidents such as grease fires, electrical shorts, chemical fires, appliances, and space heaters during the colder parts of the year. Having fire extinguishers around your home can help you control small fires before they become larger and a far more dangerous issue. Fire extinguishers should be kept in... View Article

Why Do Fire Extinguishers Expire?

March 2, 2022 6:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fire extinguishers are a crucial home safety item that can make the difference between a devastating home fire and a fire that you have the ability to stop. That being said, these extinguishers do have expiration dates for a reason. So, what do you do with an expired fire extinguisher? Are there fire extinguisher recharging options? Keep reading to find out. Why Do Fire Extinguishers Expire? Fire extinguishers that are designed to be disposable are those that cannot be recharged. These extinguishers are filled with a gas that has been super pressurized, normally nitrogen or carbon dioxide, and the fire... View Article