We wish you an amazing & safe Holiday Season with your family and friends.
Check out this super helpful compilation of home safety tips published by Lexi Klinkenberg
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Smoke Detectors Save Lives
According to the National Fire Protection Association
For smoke alarms powered by a nine-volt battery
Why are Dalmatians known as Firehouse dogs?
It dates back more than a century, before fire trucks had engines. Dalmatians played a vital role when people had horse drawn carriages. As the firefighters raced to the fire, the dogs would run alongside the horses pulling the Fire Cart and Bark, which warned everyone that the truck was coming through. The dogs would even fend off other dogs from attacking the horses. Today Dalmatians are more of a mascot.
We refill Co2 tanks for home brewing.
Just give us a call 708-479-1889 and let us know you are bringing in your tank and we will refill it for you.
When we have available tanks, we can also exchange CO2 tanks, again you can call ahead and let us know if your tank is out of test date & ask if we have any available to exchange.
Please note: We can only, by law, refill your tank if it is “In Test” date. You can tell if it is in test by looking on your CO2 tank, there is a test-date stamped into the metal just below the neck of the cylinder. **See Picture.. This date is the month and year of the last test. Ex: 07 - 18 means the tank was last tested in July of 2018.
CO2 tanks are safe to be refilled for up to 5 years from the last test date. You can bring your tank in to be tested, but you will have to leave it with us and we will call you when it is ready to be picked up(can take up to 2 weeks or exchange it(when available). If the tank passes the test, it will be marked with a new test date and you can pick it up. We also sell new tanks when we have them in stock or we can order them for you, we suggest having a spare on hand for your keg.
Here are some Safety Tips for Halloween, great ways for parents to keep their "little monsters" kids safe while getting ready for trick-or-treating:
· Use face makeup instead of masks. Masks can make it hard to see.
· Give kids a flashlight to light their way.
· Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
· Have everyone wear light-colored clothing.
· Use flame-resistant costumes.
· Plan the trick-or-treat route in advance – make sure adults know where their children are going. A parent or responsible adult should accompany young children door-to-door in neighborhoods.
· It’s not only vampires and monsters people have to look out for. Be cautious around animals, especially dogs.
· Walk, don’t run.
· Only visit homes that have a porch light on. Accept treats at the door – never go inside.
· Walk only on the sidewalks, not in the street.
· If no sidewalk is available, walk at the edge of the roadway, facing traffic.
· Look both ways before crossing the street, and cross only at the corner.
Hope you all have a Happy Halloween!
EFR FIRE & SAFETY, INC.
Students will be going off to their college campus in the next few weeks.
It's important to know fire safety tips for dorms and off campus apartments before an emergency happens. Knowing and practicing fire safety will save lives!
As a student, you should know where the fire extinguishers are located and how to use one. Fire extinguishers are usually located in common areas, such as hallways or stairwells. Watch this short youtube video that teaches you how to use a fire extinguisher. Smoke alarms that are located in your housing are super important to have and know that they are in working order. A monthly test on the smoke alarms is a great way to be sure they are working.
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) has compiled some great tips and information for college students. Click on the button to open a fire safety tips and you can even download a check list provided by the Center for Campus Fire Safety below.
Getting READY TO FIRE UP THE GRILL
Who loves a good campfire?
Soon we will be enjoying the warm weather again in Illinois. Seriously, no one gets excited about checking their fire extinguishers. In all reality we are more excited about firing up the grill, getting our summer cottages open, airing out the RV, launching the boat, tuning up the lawn mower, lighting up the bonfires or finally getting out our favorite outdoor gear.
Fire safety may not be the first thing on our minds, but I hope this blog post helps you remember to include it in your plans of summer fun preparation.
If checking your fire extinguishers and smoke alarms is not something you regularly do and you own a Kidde fire extinguisher, the first thing you need to do is check this RECALL LIST and be sure to get a new unit. More than 4.6 Million Kidde fire extinguishers were recalled in 2015. You may have one and didn't even know about it. These Fire Extinguishers fail to discharge and that is dangerous. If you would like an industrial grade fire extinguisher that is capable of covering a larger fire, more likely to put out the fire endangering your family and any valuable property the Industrial Grade Fire Extinguishers we carry are ideal. The Kidde home extinguishers are not refillable, but ours are made to be recharged rather than disposed of after one use, contact EFR Fire & Safety and we can help you determine which extinguisher will fit your needs. The following is a basic inspection that you can do yourself, but if you feel more confident with a licensed fire extinguisher technician inspecting your fire extinguishers, we welcome you to bring it into our shop once a year and we can do a full inspection for you. Simply call or fill out a request for service form.
Be Prepared by taking the time to learn how to use your fire extinguisher and also teach your family.
Checklist for Home Fire Extinguisher Monthly
1. Ensure accessibility. Make sure the extinguisher is in its proper spot, visible and easy to access.
2. Inspect the seals. Look over the tamper and safety seals to make sure they are intact.
3. Check the pressure. If your fire extinguisher has a pressure gauge, be sure that the gauge’s needle indicates proper pressure. If the fire extinguisher has a test indicator, press it to make sure the pressure reading is within the correct range.
4. Look for damage. Visible signs of damage, such as corrosion, leakage or a clogged nozzle, may mean it’s time to replace the extinguisher.
5. Bring your fire extinguisher to a Licensed Fire Extinguisher Service Company at least 1 time per year to have it fully inspected.
There is a manufacturers expiration date on fire extinguishers.
Our New Fire Extinguishers Are Delivered With a Certification TAG For Your Business
To pass a fire inspection at your place of business your fire extinguishers need to be certified by a licensed fire equipment company. These retail stores are selling fire extinguishers for home use and are not licensed to certify them.
If you buy fire extinguishers from a retail store, you will still need to pay an additional fee to get the fire extinguisher certified by a licensed fire equipment company. Too many times we are hearing from frustrated business owners who are going to the local hardware super store to buy an extinguisher, only to find out after the fire inspector comes, that they have to now call us to inspect the fire extinguisher and certify the unit for the year.
We save you time and money when you buy your fire extinguishers from us.
Here is what you get when you purchase a Fire Extinguisher from EFR Fire & Safety...
ABC Dry Chemical is a multipurpose extinguishing agent that is suitable for use on Class A, Class B and Class C fires.
Typical Uses: For public areas such as offices, classrooms, churches, parking garages, and hotel/motel assembly halls and guest areas. For businesses such as retail stores, light manufacturing facilities, research facilities, auto dealerships, vehicle/ aircraft/marine service centers, and manufacturing processes such as painting, dipping, and coating.
ABC Dry Chemical is not recommended for use on sensitive electronic equipment or aircraft structure. We carry other extinguishers for this use.
know windchill hazards Facts
Do you wonder whether it’s safe to go to work when the wind chill index shows “feels like-50”? If you don’t know the answer to this question, this guide is for you! The following will show you how to brave the elements safely and when to just stay home.
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