When it comes to the top five main causes of commercial fires, electrical fires tend to find their way onto the list every time. These electrical fires are also known to cause more damage to property than other causes of commercial fires.
Firefighters across the nation may soon experience the benefits of NASA technology. NASA has developed materials that are able to withstand the high heats of space, and those materials are potentially being used to help firefighters within the field with new shelters and clothing.
The latest materials being created by NASA are being made more flexible, which allows them to be used in other scenarios. Currently the Forest Service, which is a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture, is partnering with the Langley Research Center of NASA to determine if suits can be created from the material for firefighters. Wildfires can reach up to extreme temperatures, which can make battling the fires dangerous, and sometimes fatal, for firefighters.
While Fireline specializes in the commercial distribution and service of fire sprinkler, alarm, and extinguisher systems, we still find it important to educate our community on fire safety. With the weather growing warmer and the days growing longer, grills throughout the community in which we serve will be seeing a lot of activity over the next few months. Whether you are participating in an after work cookout or you are feeding your family, grill safety is a must in order to prevent any serious injuries or fires.
Recently, Apple made a move in the name of safety by issuing a voluntary recall on the Beats Pill XL Speakers. The recall was prompted because there was a risk for the device to catch on fire. While this recall has caused concern in many, it is important to realize that there have been recalls such as this one in the past. While these recalls and fire incidents are rare and shouldn’t cause panic, it is important to be aware of the technology used within a commercial setting to avoid any incidents.
When it comes to fire safety for your commercial building, one of the best systems to have in place is a sprinkler system. With four main sprinkler systems to choose from, it is important to understand how each works to determine which is best for your building.