Staff Safety Tips for Proper Use of a Fire Extinguisher


Protecting your business from a fire may seem relatively straightforward. You know that you have fire extinguishers scattered around. You get them tested on a (fairly) regular basis, and you have posted rules for fire safety. However, have you taken the time to properly train your staff on the safe use of a fire extinguisher?

Here are some safety tips to share with your staff. If nothing else, they are a great refresher and reminder of when and how to safely use a fire extinguisher.

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Preventing False Fire Alarms on Your Commercial Systems


You know the story: if something happens all the time, people become immune and no longer pay attention. The last thing you want to happen is to have your staff so used to hearing a fire alarm go off “accidentally” that they don’t pay attention. This can lead to some terrifying situations or a devastation accident if not handled appropriately.

Commercial fires can spiral out of control more quickly than you may realize, leaving you and your team wondering what you could have done to prevent the fire. While dealing with false alarms may seem like a tiny annoyance, it can quickly get out of control as well as cause a massive burden on overtaxed emergency services. Here are ways to prevent false alarms on your commercial fire protection systems.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Industrial Fire Sprinkler System?


Corrosion, rust, busted system pipes, overheated sections of fire sprinklers — how can you tell which of these items is truly threatening the safety of your team and your bottom line? Upgrading or replacing your industrial fire sprinkler is not a trivial matter, as these items are wired and piped throughout your organization. Here are some of the considerations you should keep in mind when you’re determining whether it’s time for a quick repair or if a full replacement truly is the best option.

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Common Fire Sprinkler System Malfunctions

Protecting your business and customers is of the utmost importance, which is why you’ve invested in a fire sprinkler system to help them get to safety in the event of a fire. However, fire sprinklers systems can malfunction or even fail, causing unbelievable problems for your business — and perhaps even resulting in a loss of life.

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How Often Should I Test My Industrial Fire Extinguishers and Cabinets?


Having a dangerous fire situation escalate can often be prevented if you have the correct fire safety equipment available and in great working order. Your industrial fire extinguishers and cabinets are far different from the small fire extinguishers you might expect to find in a home or small office. These industrial-strength firefighting tools may be the only thing standing between your business and disaster. See how often you should be testing your industrial fire extinguishers and cabinets to keep them in shape to protect your assets.

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Benefits of LED Emergency Lighting


When disaster strikes, you may have only minutes to safely make it out of your building and help others along the way. Smoke and fire can greatly reduce your overall visibility, making it critical that you have access to adequate lighting in the event of an emergency. Commercial lighting, together with proactive fire prevention and control measures, may mean the difference between everyone getting out your facility safely and having a serious injury or even death. Here are several benefits of adding LED lights to your fire protection plan.

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4 Reasons Employees Should Have First Aid Training


No one wants to consider a world where active shooters can walk into your establishment or where a fire or other natural disaster can occur. When the unthinkable happens, your employees should be prepared to immediately render aid to those in need. The best way to ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible is to take the time to train your staff to handle basic first aid. Here’s 5 reasons why taking the time to build in first aid procedures will help your teams and customers stay safe at work.

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Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan


Fire safety is something that we feel very passionately about at AAA Fire Protection. Even with the finest in fire prevention and detection, disasters can still happen. Grease fires in an industrial kitchen setting can spread much more rapidly than you can imagine. Chemical fires in a warehouse or plant can billow out of control. While these instances can occur, there are processes and procedures that you can put in place that will help protect your operations, your employees and the long-term viability of your business. These steps will help you create a disaster recovery plan that will get you back in business quickly and without causing panic.

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Fire Protection Recommendations for Hotels and Restaurants


Fire protection is a serious matter for any business owner, but having the added responsibility of a large number of visitors or guests can really cause some headaches. There are people that — no matter the evidence to the contrary — believe that a fire alarm is always a test and refuse to leave their area or even hide out in a bathroom. Business owners are required to step in to ensure that everyone gets out of the premises safely and to minimize the damage to their property as much as possible. Managing the two directives at the same time takes skill, preparation and having a solid plan in place or you risk disaster. See how these fire protection recommendations for hotels and restaurants can provide peace of mind to business owners and managers.

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5 Steps You Can Take Today to Prevent Commercial Fires


Your business is incredibly important to you, and the thought of having a damaging commercial fire take it all away in a few moments can keep you up at night. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 113,000 non-residential fires reported in 2015 which caused 80 civilian deaths and over 1,400 civilian injuries. Direct damage alone accounted for over $1.3 billion dollars. The good news is that while frightening, the number of fires every year is down significantly from 1977, the first year that these statistics were tracked. In 1977 alone, there were a whopping 348,000 non-residential fires that resulted in 370 civilian deaths and 10 times that many injuries — not to mention $7.6 billion in direct damages (in 2015 dollars). This dramatic downturn in the damage caused and lives lost to fire can be attributed in large part to today’s advanced fire protection techniques. Here are 5 steps that you can take today to stop your business from becoming a fire statistic.

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