We rely on firefighters to keep us safe from emergencies, but in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s uncertain if anyone can completely protect themselves from the rapid spread of COVID-19. Crisis or no crisis, many emergency response professionals must continue working on the front line, putting themselves and those around them at an increased risk of contracting coronavirus.
Firefighters are one of the most important contributors to...more
Despite your best efforts, accidents and emergencies can sometimes happen. That is why it is so important to be sure you have the correct building safety systems in place. Building safety needs vary based on different factors including the size of a building, but one common denominator for all building environments is the need for fire safety protection.
If you are the owner or manager of a commercial building, fire safety is likely to...more
Not many people go into work or into any commercial building and wonder where the fire sprinklers are, but they are one of the most important pieces to fire safety and protection. All commercial buildings require some sort of fire protection system and sprinklers are often the first choice. But regardless of how important they are, or how many buildings have systems installed, there are several myths surrounding fire sprinklers and how they...more
If you have little ones in your life, you should be sure they know what to do in case of a fire, especially at home.
If you’ve never covered fire safety with any of the children in your life, chances are they’re only plan of action is to rely on you, the adult in their life. But what happens if you’re unavailable? Fire safety seems like something everyone knows inherently, but unfortunately, no one is born knowing how to be safe during...more
CAN FIRE BURN IN OUTER SPACE? HOW?
This question is a deviation from our usual blog topics, but we figured with the kids getting out of school for summer soon you might want to start prepping for the endless questions. While we can’t predict everything the tiny humans in your life may ask you, you can help you prepare with some pretty interesting answers about fire in outer space.
The answer to the question is...more
As a business owner, it can seem like there is an endless amount of laws and compliances you have to follow. From getting a certain license, such as a liquor license so you can sell alcohol to paying your sales taxes every month to the city, county, and state, operating a business is no easy feat. Add to this that every year you have to have a fire code inspection that you have to pay for. All of these compliance issues can seem annoying, but...more
Most of us lead ordinary lives. We have a job we go to every day. We drive our kids to after-school activities. We engage in our hobbies, such as running, reading, or playing board games with the kids. We relax with TV after dinner. Our days are pretty routine. However, occasionally something happens to mess with our routine. Something that can strike fear in our hearts, such as a fire breaking out at work.
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TYPES OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
There are a lot of devices and equipment out there to help extinguish fires. From fire sprinkler systems, fire blankets, to fire extinguishers, there are plenty of items to keep you safe in residential and commercial buildings. At MLN Fire Protection, we are dedicated to our customer’s safety. No matter where you are, you should always be protected from fire...more
THE COLORS OF FLAMES AND WHY THEY CHANGE
Have you ever noticed how different parts of a flame are colored differently? If you start a fire, the bottom of the flame is typically a blueish-color, while the top of the flame is a bright orange color. Why is this true? Well, one of the main ways to answer this question can easily be answered by looking up. Up? Yes, up at the stars! By glancing up at the night sky, you can...more
There are plenty of flammable objects in your office that you might not be aware of. In our last blog, we discussed the many different flammable objects in your office. To ensure the safety of your workers, it is important to ensure that all flammable items are handled with care. Of course, accidents do happen, but at MLN Fire Protection, our job is to ensure that your employees and your business as a whole are safe. In our previous blog, we...more