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Fire and safety audit

When was the last time you had a full audit of your fire and safety protection plan? Sure, you have all of your equipment serviced periodically, as required. However, most service technicians, while highly qualified, are focused on the mechanics of their inspections. They are not looking at the big picture of a full fire … Continued

Fire Destroys KFC & Long John Silvers

Upon Arrival, Fire Crews Saw Smoke from the Roof Photos by HRFD – Photographer: Carol Donovan MACHESNEY PARK, IL – Sunday, March 5th, 2017 shortly after 6:00 a.m., the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department and other surrounding fire stations responded to a two-alarm blaze for the combined locations of KFC & Long John Silvers on Route 173. … Continued

February has Increased Risks for Fire Hazards

We have experienced warmer weather this winter in Illinois, which many have viewed as a positive thing. Unfortunately, with the unusually warm winter weather, there come increased risks of fire hazards in Illinois for anyone burning things outside. There are also risks for those choosing to grill out. The dry conditions in Illinois have fire … Continued

Fire Prevention for Warehouses

Warehouses are notorious for fire accidents. It’s important to have a warehouse safety guide in order to comply with all local and national fire codes. Doing this will increase the safety of your warehouse and help you avoid fines. Apart from following Illinois fire codes and hanging “No Smoking” signs throughout the warehouse, completing the … Continued

Battery Failsafe

Batteries with Built-in Fire Extinguisher With recent developments of exploding phone batteries, Stanford University researchers have created a battery failsafe; a way to prevent faulty phone batteries from catching fire. Safety problems continue to increase in association with smartphones, and that has created the need to invent a failsafe. This “failsafe” is like a miniature … Continued

6 Chicago Firefighters Faced Breathing Problems

There is always the possibility of firefighters getting hurt when responding to a fire, but there’s also the risk of being admitted to a hospital for chest and breathing problems. 6 Chicago Firefighters experienced this when they faced breathing problems at a local fire. Chicago Fire on November 21st, 2016 That’s what happened to 6 … Continued

Winter Fire Hazards & Preventions

Welcome to winter and the fire hazards that come with it. Many would think hot, summer months would be more common for fires, but the reality is, that as the weather becomes colder, the more common fires become. It only takes 30 seconds, and sometimes less, for a little flame to become a large fire. During … Continued

How Does A Fire Start?

There are three elements that must be present to ignite a fire, heat, fuel, and oxygen. These types of sources are most common at drilling rigs, refineries, and other oil and gas facilities. Operators take special precautions to isolate these elements. So, to answer the seemingly easy question of, “How does a fire start?” one … Continued

Titanic Sinking – Was an Iceberg the Only Cause to Blame?

There is a new theory in the history of the Titanic sinking and why the ‘unsinkable’ ship sank. On the night of April 14, 1912 — and early morning hours of April 15, 1912 — a tragic historical event occured when the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately 400 miles south of Newfoundland, … Continued