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Don't Become a Statistic this Thanksgiving! Know How to Use a Turkey Fryer Safely

Posted by WSRB on November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is almost here!  According to the NFPA, more home cooking fires occur on this day than any other by as much as three times. The downside of writing fire safety blogs is that they always seem to start off on such a negative note. Hopefully, with the help of a few tips below, Thanksgiving will stay a positive, happy, and (possibly!) football-filled day for everyone.

One of the reasons Thanksgiving gets this ominous statistic is simply that more people are cooking, and cooking for longer periods. We’ve covered the basics of kitchen safety in previous articles, so today we’d like to focus on how to safely use a deep-fat turkey fryer.

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Topics: Holidays, Home Fire Protection

How to Prepare Your Business for 4th of July Celebrations

Posted by WSRB on July 1, 2013

Many businesses host special 4th of July events every year. Whether you’re a restaurant serving a special 4th-inspired menu or an outdoor amphitheater hosting a concert or fireworks, large crowds and the celebratory atmosphere can pose increased fire and general safety risks.

There is a lot of great grilling, campfire, and firework safety info out there, but what about the unique conditions that businesses face on the 4th of July? Here are some tips that we’ve put together:

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Topics: Holidays, Field inspections, GIS Mapping, Home Fire Protection

Holiday Decoration Safety for Commercial Buildings

Posted by WSRB on November 26, 2012

Holiday season is upon us once again and it’s time to bring on the merriment.  We all know (hopefully) not to use real candles in a Christmas tree and not to put flammable decorations around a fireplace, but what about your business? Many businesses use holiday decorations, whether to promote retail sales or to spread holiday cheer to their employees. When decorating a commercial space, you have to look at things a little differently –considering the safety of your customers and employees.

Here are some tips to help keep your holidays safe and your business protected:

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Topics: Holidays, GIS Mapping, insurance, Home Fire Protection