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Preventing Fires in Commercial Buildings

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Preventing Fires in Commercial Buildings

Steps you can take now:

  • Keep items that can catch on fire at least three feet away from anything that gets hot, such as space heaters.
  • Never smoke inside.
  • Turn portable heaters off when you leave the room.

Smoke Alarms:

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your commercial building.
  • Test smoke alarms once a month, if they’re not working, change the batteries.
  • Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years. Never disable smoke or carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

Cooking Safely:

  • Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen, turn off the stove.
  • Stay in the building while simmering, baking, roasting or boiling food. Check it regularly and use a timer to remind you that food is cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire – like pot holders, towels, plastic and clothing – away from the stove.

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