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.
In November 2016, W&M Sprinkler’s second headquarters expansion was completed, adding some much needed 863 sq. ft. of office space and 570 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its existing lease in Hawthorne NY, and bringing the totals to 3304 sq. ft. of office space and 2632 sq. ft. of warehouse space. While the first… Read more »
Since the creation of the first fire engine in the late 1600s, technological improvements have consistently provided us with the information and supplies needed to increase our safety when it comes to fires. The most recent fire safety development has been made by Plumis, a London-based manufacturer that recently introduced the Automist Smartscan. A wireless… Read more »