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April 2018

Teach Your Children About Fire Safety

By |April 6th, 2018|

Kids under the age of five have a much higher risk of dying in a residential fire compared to children in other age groups. In fact, those under the age of 5 are at a risk forty percent higher than older children. That’s an alarming number but we can all do our part to […]

Hospice Held Accountable After Arson Deaths

By |April 6th, 2018|

You may recall the fire that broke out at St Michael’s Hospice almost 3 years ago. A resident of the hospice, who was terminally ill, soaked his bedding with an accelerant and set it on fire. Rodney Smith was charged on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. After 3 deaths, 2 of […]

February 2018

Understanding Fire Extinguishers

By |February 22nd, 2018|

Figuring out how best to put out a fire has been a debate through the ages and still, to this day, there is ongoing research which keeps improving fire extinguishers. In around 200 BC, there was a hand pump that was able to deliver water to a fire. The Romans used bucket chains, buckets […]

Keeping Your Event Safe

By |February 22nd, 2018|

Fire safety should be a top priority for businesses holding events with hundreds or thousands of people in one space. It’s a necessity, yes, but it’s also common sense too. Fire and Safety Management Inc can perform a fire risk assessment on all types of venues, big and small, in a building or a […]

January 2018

Fire Safety Advice for Flats in High Rise Buildings

By |January 29th, 2018|

The fire that happened at the Grenfell Tower in London in June of last year took the lives of 71 people and injured many more. It started in a fridge-freezer in one flat and that fire was extinguished quickly by the London Fire Brigade. It was just a few minutes after the initial fire […]

It’s Time for a Safety Inspection of Your Home

By |January 29th, 2018|

Remember when you were a kid and you tried to start a fire using a pair of glasses or a magnifying glass? Maybe you didn’t try it but someone you know did and told you about it. You may have even seen it on a show on TV. Well, we all know it works […]

Are Fire Risk Assessments Really Necessary?

By |January 3rd, 2018|

Fire risk assessments are necessary for many reasons. As a rule, any non-domestic property needs to have, by law, a fire risk assessment. Businesses such as shops, offices, restaurants and nightclubs, and other businesses, all fall under the requirements of a fire risk assessment. They are designed to minimise the probability of the event […]

Fire Safety for Children

By |January 3rd, 2018|

A lot of people install smoke detectors in their house and then go about their lives, hoping a fire never occurs. While smoke detectors are a good start, there’s so much more we can do to protect ourselves and our children. In a household with children, parents should ensure that their children know about […]

December 2017

Maintaining a Safe Workplace

By |December 11th, 2017|

Large businesses usually have an assigned fire and safety person, or even a department, who ensures that the business properties are up to date on fire codes and regulations. So, let’s focus on fire safety in small to medium-sized businesses. These could be a small shop, café, or perhaps an office with a few […]

Fire Exit Routes for Businesses

By |December 11th, 2017|

Escape route signs can be seen everywhere. A man running toward a rectangular door, with an arrow pointing in the direction of the door and it may even say “Fire Exit”. We may not pay attention to them when we are at work or out shopping but, by law, they are to be in […]