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The Fire Extinguisher: A Brief History

December 17, 2021 12:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Who invented the fire extinguisher? When was the first fire extinguisher invented? And how has the fire extinguisher evolved over the years? The fire extinguisher has a long history and dates back further than you might expect. Here’s a quick look at the history of the fire extinguisher and its evolution over the past several centuries. Early beginnings The first recorded fire extinguisher was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey. Godfrey was a chemist and developed a cash of liquid designed to extinguish fires which contained a pewter chamber of gunpowder. A system of fuses would light up,... View Article

Common Holiday Fire Hazards and Safety Tips

December 3, 2021 12:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The holiday season has arrived, and with it comes decorations, cooking and a lot more safety hazards around the home. The good news is that a few simple, precautionary steps and an understanding of what are likely to be the biggest safety hazards will help you stay safe throughout the season. If you’ve wondered what holiday causes the most fires or fire hazards, the Christmas season certainly ranks high up there, along with the Fourth of July. Here’s a quick look at some of the hazards you’re most likely to encounter during the holiday season and how you can stay... View Article

Do You Know When to Replace a Fire Extinguisher?

November 18, 2021 4:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It comes as a bit of a surprise to some of our customers when we tell them they need to replace their fire extinguisher. Business owners don’t realize fire extinguishers eventually expire, and some kinds even need to be replaced after they’re used. The good news is that we’re here to clear up any confusion. Keep reading to learn more about how to know when a fire extinguisher is expired. Do you have to replace a fire extinguisher after use? Most extinguishers are reusable, so you don’t need to replace them after each use—but you can’t just put the extinguisher... View Article

Everything You Should Know About Fire Extinguisher Ratings

November 4, 2021 4:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many of our customers are surprised to find out that not all fire extinguishers are created equal. There are many different kinds of extinguishers, which fall into several distinct categories on the fire extinguisher ratings chart. It’s vital to have a basic understanding of this chart and to buy the right type of extinguisher for your business. We put together this post to clear up any confusion about fire extinguisher ratings. What do the ratings on a fire extinguisher mean? Determining what class of extinguisher you have is easy if you know what the letters on the canister label mean.... View Article

4 Types of Vehicle Fire Suppression Systems

October 14, 2021 12:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Emergencies on the road tend to occur when they’re least expected. It’s important for drivers to be ready for anything. One emergency that drivers should always be prepared for is fire. Fires can happen as a result of mechanical problems or car accidents. Some vehicles are more susceptible to fires than others due to faulty electrical systems, motor oil leaks, mechanical failures or hazardous cargo. If you’re behind the wheel of one of these vehicles, consider investing in vehicle suppression systems to combat fire in the event of an emergency. Fire categories Before choosing a vehicle fire suppression system, it’s... View Article