Importance of a Fireproof Safe

Safes are very important for keeping your personal records and documents protected. There are a variety of safes on the market but not all safes are fireproof. When looking for a safe, it is very important to look at brands that are fireproof. In the event of a fire, a fireproof safe is the only… Read more »

Fire Safety Refresher for Families

House fires are a serious issue throughout the United States. Thousands of people are injured each year in house fires and thousands of people are killed as well. We all should be doing whatever we can to ensure that our houses are as safe as possible on a regular basis, and of course, our families…. Read more »

Putting Out a Campfire Safely

The warm glow of a campfire can be such a comfort. With cooler nights ahead, many of us are looking forward to gathering around the campfire under the moon. Campfires are a staple of fall but can be a danger to your safety if you do not know how to put them out properly. If… Read more »

Sprinkler Saves Downtown Restaurant in Madison, WI

A downtown restaurant in Madison, WI was spared thanks to their automatic sprinkler system, further confirming the benefit of sprinkler systems in all buildings. The sprinkler systems prevented the restaurant from burning down and in turn saved the business and the surrounding businesses from experiencing severe damage. Although most restaurants are required by the state… Read more »

The State of Fire Sprinkler Laws

Due to the difficult economy state legislatures and the federal government are dragging there feet writing and implementing new laws that would mandate fire sprinklers in all new single family homes. The arguments are pretty fundamental. Costs vs. lives. Fire sprinklers are a proven life saving device when properly installed and maintained. The statistics are… Read more »

Inquirer Editorial Supports Sprinkler Law

In a March 19th editorial in The Inquirer, the newspaper scolded the state legislature for voting to repeal a new law reuiring fire sprinklers in all new single-family homes. The law has been in effect since January 1st. In the editorial they make all the traditional arguments for fire sprinklers including the small cost impact… Read more »

Fire Sprinklers Save Lives in Greensboro

According to an article in the Greensboro News Record, fire sprinklers are credited with preventing the potential loss of life and property in three seperate fires in early March, 2011. In each of these three cases, the results speak to the effectiveness of active fire suppression systems in lieu of passive alarms only. On March… Read more »

Sprinklers Save Warehouse

This is the kind of news you will not find on TV. On November 10th, 2008, a furniture warehouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was saved by the fire sprinkler system. Lt. Sam Vest of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department said that the warehouse’s sprinkler system operated within minutes and extinguished the fire. “Sprinkler systems… Read more »