“More Proof That Battery Storage in Junk Drawers Leads to Home Fires”

  SALT LAKE CITY — Who would have thought that those batteries rolling around in your kitchen junk drawer might burn your house down? It happened to a Colorado family, and that wasn’t the first time. Few people routinely give batteries the respect they deserve. Batteries get tossed into junk drawers where they roll around … Continue reading “More Proof That Battery Storage in Junk Drawers Leads to Home Fires”

103 Years Ago, March 25, 1911, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFJ6cQUJOsg Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - March 25, 1911 It may not seem that the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, which happened over a century ago in New York City, would be relevant today -- but it is. It was a tragedy that opened the nation's eyes to poor working conditions in garment factories and other … Continue reading 103 Years Ago, March 25, 1911, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.

Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

MANY People Don't Do This! Don't Be a Statistic! Change Those Batteries!Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home? Are they working? Sunday, March 9, marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to take the time to replace batteries … Continue reading Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

KCTV5 Exposes The 9-Volt Battery Fire Danger

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) - For the past week, one particular video has been lighting up social media, warning of improperly stored 9-volt batteries sparking devastating house fires. The clip, first posted on the website kidsandcharacter.com, recounts how a battery fire destroyed the home of Fort Collins, CO, resident Dave Miller. It begins with the dramatic … Continue reading KCTV5 Exposes The 9-Volt Battery Fire Danger

“Why 9 Volt Batteries & “Junk Drawers” Do Not Mix”

CBS News Report (NH) on Junk Drawer Battery Storage Actual 9 Volt Battery Fire Aftermath If you want to get an idea of how this happens, do like I did when I was changing 7 smoke detector back-up batteries. I removed the old battery from one of the smoke detectors and inadvertently put it in … Continue reading “Why 9 Volt Batteries & “Junk Drawers” Do Not Mix”

Is Your Evacuation Plan Working? – If Not, Here’s The OSHA Requirements.

What's wrong with this video? Are we this complacent? Is Everyone a reporter? - What Would YOU Do? (Note: Raw News Footage. The first minute should show you all you need to know!) OSHA Evacuation Plans & Procedures E-Tool: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/ OSHA Requirements: Fight or Flee? | Extinguisher Basics | Fire Extinguisher Use | Extinguisher Placement … Continue reading Is Your Evacuation Plan Working? – If Not, Here’s The OSHA Requirements.

One More Reason To “Store & Dispose of 9 Volt Batteries Properly”

  "I had never stopped to consider the 9 Volt Battery Fire Hazard that exists in my battery drawer until I saw this video about a house fire that was caused by a battery. Any battery could cause a fire if a connection is made between the positive and negative terminals but because of the … Continue reading One More Reason To “Store & Dispose of 9 Volt Batteries Properly”

“Oxygen Bars” – A New Headache For The Fire Service?

This video is for information on these establishments only. Not something I endorse - Jack Benton Oxygen Bars: Is a Breath of Fresh Air Worth It? Peppermint, bayberry, cranberry, wintergreen. Breath mints? Scented candles? No--they're "flavors" of oxygen offered at your local oxygen bar. Since oxygen bars were introduced in the United States in the … Continue reading “Oxygen Bars” – A New Headache For The Fire Service?

New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

Video Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune® California’s change may help end use of fire retardants nationwide For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California. The obscure rule, known as Technical Bulletin 117, brought flame retardants into homes across … Continue reading New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – September 17, 2013

        Campus fire safety Inspections/code enforcement Smoke alarms Sprinklers Wildland fire safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other safety news International news Fire prevention news articles Campaigns/other fire safety activities 10,000 smoke detectors; Fire department plans one-day blitz (Iowa) American Red Cross partners with Harvey firefighters to educate about home fire safety … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – September 17, 2013

NFPA Looking For Fire Departments To Help Them Deliver Fire Safety With Domino’s & The Home Depot For Fire Prevention Week 2013

Detroit Fire Department kicked-off the 2012 FPW Domino's program NFPA teams up with organizations and fire departments across the country regularly to expand the reach of fire safety information, but the biggest push by far happens each October around Fire Prevention Week. FPW, as it is referred to by many, is a time when the … Continue reading NFPA Looking For Fire Departments To Help Them Deliver Fire Safety With Domino’s & The Home Depot For Fire Prevention Week 2013

USFA Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 29, 2013

  Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 08/26/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Study: fire risk reduced by home visits ( U.K.) Community Wide Home Fire … Continue reading USFA Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 29, 2013