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Are Fire Suppression Systems Harmful to Humans?

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You know that fire suppression systems are vital to preventing the spread of fire and protecting valuable business assets. But you may be wondering—if the fire suppression system goes off while a person is in the room, will the person be harmed?

The true answer is that it depends on what type of system you have. Here are several of the most common types of fire suppression systems that are safe for people:

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How Do You Put Out a Lithium-Ion Battery Fire?

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No one expects their cell phone or laptop to suddenly catch fire, but that’s exactly what’s been happening in the news with increasing frequency. On airplanes alone, the Federal Aviation Administration has reported at least 18 of these incidents in airports and airplanes so far in 2017. In 2013, there were eight incidents.

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What Size Fire Extinguisher Do I Need for My Business?

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In addition to complying with fire codes and insurance requirements, fire extinguishers—and employees that are properly trained in their use—are vitally important for protecting lives and business assets.

First, let’s answer another question that we get asked frequently: Yes, you need portable fire extinguishers for your business even if you have a sprinkler system or fire suppression system.

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5 Key Places to Keep Fire Extinguishers in Your Home

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Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? More importantly—do you know where your fire extinguisher is? With so much combustible material in the average house, fires can rage out of control in a matter of two to three minutes. Having easily accessible portable fire extinguishers is the best way to stop the spread of an incipient stage fire—a fire that has just broken out.

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Do Fire Extinguishers Expire?

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Most manufacturers say that well-maintained fire extinguishers can last up to twenty years. The problem for most people? You’re not sure exactly when you got your extinguisher. So, do fire extinguishers expire?

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