National Fire Prevention Week

October 5th - 11th is Fire Prevention Week.  We're proud to help protect those who bravely come to our rescue in some of our darkest hours. In honor of those men and women we would like to show case a couple of the firehouses where we have been privileged to supply our products. We thank them for their service, their selflessness, and their bravery. We are beyond honored to count you as our customers.

The Reminderville Firehouse

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Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD

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As proud as we are to count many fire houses among our customers we'd like to offer a few tips, from PEI,  to help prevent the need to see these brave men and women at your facility.

DO…

  • Train all employees on the correct use of fire extinguishers.
  • Check and maintain extinguishers properly.
  • Post the telephone number of your local fire department and burn center.
  • Have regular fire drills for all personnel.
  • Check location of fire extinguishers and fire exits when arriving to a new jobsite.
  • Know and review proper first aid for fire accidents.
  • Know the Fire Triangle (fuel, oxygen and ignition) and how to control each one.

DON’T…

  • Return an extinguisher after use without recharging it.
  • Leave trash or flammable materials in the workplace.
  • Start fires in the workplace without a permit or taking the correct safety precautions.
  • Smoke in any potentially hazardous area.
  • Store combustible materials near an open flame or heat.
  • Spray water on a petroleum fire.
  • Spray water on an electrical fire.
  • Obstruct paths to fire extinguishers or hydrants.
  • Block fire lanes.

And a bit of advice from those who serve at Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD:

In a fire, seconds count. Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.

Thank you again to all those who risk their safety to protect ours!