Local Law 26 was passed in 2004 which required New York City office buildings or business occupancies 100 feet tall or higher to have a fire sprinkler system retrofitted. There was a 15-year window that was established to allow property owners to get their buildings up to code. As of December 1st, the window is… Read more »
Posts By: Julie Heltunen
Every year since 1922 the NFPA has recognized Fire Prevention Week on the week of October 9th, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire. The Chicago Fire of 1871 killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 people homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge made Fire… Read more »
If you are in a crowded public building, it is important to be aware of your surroundings so that you know how to react in an emergency situation. Fires can be especially deadly in busy public facilities when many people are trying to exit a building at once and it could turn into chaos. Knowing… Read more »
According to the NFPA, from 2010-2015, there were 109,000 apartment fires, causing 400 deaths, 4,170 injuries and $1.3 million in property damage. In apartment buildings, fire protection systems can play an important role in saving the lives of the building occupants when a fire breaks out. The fire protection system in apartment buildings should include fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers.
During the cold winter months there are many hazards in your home that can lead to a fire. Heating, holiday decorations, and candles increase the risk of fire in the winter. Being aware of these hazards can help you keep your home safer from fire.