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6 Elements Missing From a Vermont Business Fire Safety Plan

Blog // By FireProTec

Some aspects of a business fire safety plan are common practice—posting emergency exit routes, creating an accountability strategy, etc. But these strategies focus only on how to deal with a fire once it breaks out. Instead, Vermont businesses should be focused on preventing fires from starting in the first place, or stopping fires before they become emergencies.

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When is it Time for Fire Extinguisher Replacement?

Blog // By FireProTec

Fire extinguishers may be durable, but they don’t last forever. A properly maintained fire extinguisher has a potential to last up to 20 years or more. But in some cases it is safer and more cost effective to simply replace the unit rather than continue servicing it—especially if it has not been properly maintained over the years or is in marginal condition.

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Fire Extinguisher Recharging: What Everyone Should Know

Blog // By FireProTec

We tend to think of fire extinguishers as constants—they’re always nearby, ready and waiting in case a fire breaks out. But the truth is that fire extinguishers often are not ready, because they haven’t been properly maintained. There are countless stories of people attempting to fight an incipient-stage fire with a portable extinguisher only to discover too late that the extinguisher is not charged—even if it has never been used before.

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How Often Should Fire Extinguishers Be Inspected?

Blog // By FireProTec

Fire extinguishers—unless they are your livelihood like they are for us—are pretty easy to forget about. They sit in your workplace or home day after day "just in case," but of course you hope you'll never have to use one.

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What are the osha fire extinguisher training requirements?

Blog // By FireProTec

Imagine:

An employee is heating up her lunch in the workplace's communal kitchen, and becomes distracted when a coworker pulls her away. When she returns to the kitchen, the appliance she was using has caught fire, and she panics. This is my fault, she thinks. I'm going to be in so much trouble. I have to do something.

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