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Despite improved detection technologies and better building design, fire remains one of the top killers and destroyers of buildings, especially for businesses. Every year, hotel and motel fires result in $76 million in property loss. And yet, in a survey of 119 businesses, only 35% had any kind of fire evacuation plan. It is important …

In early May, a fire broke out at a large hotel in downtown Cairo, Egypt. In the wake of the blaze, at least 77 people were injured, with the majority of victims suffering from smoke inhalations. According to reports, the fire started on the sixth floor of the Hotel Andalusia, where 15 firetrucks and …

Any business owner or commercial property owner will agree that fire protection is a crucial component of preserving the safety of your business and your employees due to the time, money and effort that will literally go up in flames if anything goes wrong. And even if fire safety isn’t your top priority (which is …

It is common knowledge that most commercial buildings have fire sprinkler systems that work to prevent fire damage. However, many do not realize how important these fixtures are in the case of fire. In fact, mounting evidence shows that this form of fire protection is more effective than many give it credit for.
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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 …

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