This Week is Fire Prevention Week

From October 5 through October 11, the National Fire Protection Association is sponsoring Fire Prevention Week. The goal is to raise awareness of what people can do to prevent fires. The biggest thing? Make sure there are good working smoke alarms in your home and in your business. So what else can people do to help prevent fires? Read on for some tips from one of the best fire protection companies in Ohio.

Clear Clutter

Make sure your work area and common areas are free of clutter. Not only can a lot of clutter prevent people from escaping in the event there is a fire, but it can also prevent people from reaching emergency equipment like fire extinguishers.

Properly Dispose of Trash

Does your business go through a lot of oily rags? Make sure they are properly thrown away in a covered metal container. Then make sure the container is regularly emptied into the proper receptacle. That way, if a fire does break out, the oily rags are not another source of fuel for the flame.

Maintain Machinery and Store Chemicals Properly

Make sure that all of your business’ machinery is routinely inspected for any needed repairs. This can help prevent over-heating and sparks, not to mention it could save you time, money and hassle in the long run. In the same vein, make sure any chemicals your business uses are stored and disposed of safely.

Educate Your Employees

Make sure all of your employees known where your business’ fire extinguishers are located and how to use them. Your employees should also know the best escape route, what the evacuation plan is and where to go once they have safely evacuated the building.

Are you ready to learn more about fire protection companies in Ohio? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or Contact Us.

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