Fire Safety Tips To Think About
Fire is more sly and less discriminating than a thief. It can travel (spread) through very small openings and concealed spaces to reach other parts of a building, deprive occupants of a life supporting environment, and cause partial to total destruction of property.
Some have an attitude in this country that "fire won’t happen to me," that "it is someone else’s problem." Americans also place a lot of blind faith in their local fire department to save them and their property from any fire that may occur, and believe insurance will cover the rest. Reality is very different.
Planning now will determine how quickly your company can get back to business after a fire. Did you know that around 80,000 serious workplace fires occur every year in the United States? Your location, industry, and facility size can greatly affect your choice of fire protection equipment, so find out exactly what you need before you invest.
How do you find out? First, call your local fire department and schedule an appointment for the Fire Inspector to visit your business and they will tell you exactly what type of fire protection equipment you need. Next, call EFR Fire & Safety with your Fire Inspection report in hand and we will deliver your equipment directly to your business.
Fire Safety Training
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More important than the preservation of property and machines, is safeguarding the lives of staff and visitors. Life safety must always come first. Management must ensure that employees know what to do in the event of a fire.
Instruct employees on how to turn in an alarm (phone, manual pull station, etc.). This is the first action that should be taken upon discovery of a fire. If the alarm is not sounded first, the lives of co-workers and visitors are needlessly endangered.
The 10# ABC Industrial Grade Fire Extinguisher
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UL Rating 4A-80B:C
ABC Dry Chemical 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. Not recommended for use on sensitive electronic equipment or aircraft structure.
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Why should you purchase an Industrial Grade Fire Extinguisher?
Industrial Grade Fire Extinguishers can always be refilled after use. Fire extinguishers that you can purchase at local stores are made for one time use and are not made to be refilled. Local Fire Codes require businesses to purchase industrial grade fire extinguishers. If you are a business owner and you have store bought fire extinguishers in your place of business, you will not pass your fire inspection.
How can you tell the difference?
You will notice a plastic valve on the store bought fire extinguishers, verses a metal valve on an industrial grade fire extinguisher. You can purchase a rechargeable/refillable fire extinguisher for about $20 more. Our company, EFR FIRE & SAFETY, located in Mokena, Illinois has many different types of fire extinguishers to choose from and you can pick up your fire extinguisher by appointment or we will deliver it to you.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Fire extinguishers must be maintained annually in accordance with local, state, and national codes and regulations. This is a thorough examination of the fire extinguisher's mechanical parts, fire extinguishing agent, and the expellent gas.
EFR Fire & Safety Technicians are ready to perform the annual maintenance because they have the appropriate servicing manuals, tools, recharge materials, parts, lubricants, and the necessary training and experience.
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