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 »
Posts Categorized: Fire Safety
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.
Happy New Year from W & M Sprinkler! A fresh start for us all, the new year offers an opportunity to make positive changes in our lives and homes. And one great change you can make is installing a sprinkler system. While no one expects a fire to start in their home or business, accidents… Read more »
As Thanksgiving draws near, you and your family are going to busy cleaning the house, coordinating recipes and thinking about the delicious foods you will soon be enjoying together. One of the farthest thoughts from your mind is probably fire safety, but it is especially important to consider this week. With an estimated 2,100 residential… Read more »