Archive for March, 2016

As children, we all learned the simple mantra: stop, drop, and roll!
Hopefully, we never have reason to put those instructions to the test. As adults, few of us ever receive formal training on how to prevent fires. But if you’re the owner or manager of a commercial property of any kind, that means the …

This March, a video of a “magic ball” almost instantly extinguishing a small fire has been making the rounds on the blogosphere. The popular Gawker Media-run tech website Sploid/Gizmodo highlighted the Elide Fire Ball, a new-ish fire extinguishing product.
The site described the bizarre extinguisher in giddy terms: “The Elide fire ball must be …

Hotel fires alone cause 15 deaths a year and around 150 injuries, not to mention the $76 million in property loss costs they also incur. However, did you know that the National Fire Protection Association does not have any records of a fire that killed more than two people when the building had a properly …

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