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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. That’s what happened to 6 Chicago Firefighters early morning on November 21. They were responding to a fire in West Town. The fire occurred in … 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. … 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