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Restaurant Fire Safety Tips

Restaurant Fire Safety Tips Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, OR taking a break from cooking, all it takes is a fire sparking to set your evening adrift. Both the restaurant go-er and owner will suffer the consequences. Approximately 8,240 restaurant fires occur annually, resulting in an average of 2 deaths, 115 injuries, and […]

Keep the Wreath Red

Keep the Wreath Red Many fire departments participate in the “Keep the Wreath Red” tradition during the holiday season. The program was launched in 1980 by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association aimed at increasing the awareness of safety while decorating your homes for the holidays. According to the NFPA, “holiday lights and other decorative lighting were […]

American Place Temporary Casino – Waukegan

American Place Casino Waukegan & The Temporary by American Place ‘The Temporary by American Place’ intends to operate as an interim casino during construction of the permanent ‘American Place Waukegan Casino’, set for completion in 2025. A 68,000 square-foot Sprung Industries Structure and external trailers make up the structure of the temporary casino, which totals […]

Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen

Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen  Food brings family and friends together, especially around the holidays or during celebrations. As you prepare for all your fun family festivities, it is important to keep kitchen fire safety in mind to keep you and your loved ones safe. Cooking Can Be Costly The NFPA reports that […]

Cold Weather Checklist

USA Fire Protection’s Cold Weather Checklist Temperatures are dropping quickly, are you prepared for winter? Read USAFP’s cold weather checklist below to see what you can do to prevent a freeze up this season. Click on the image above to print or download a PDF version of our cold weather checklist. Furthermore, to learn more about how USA Fire Protection can […]

8 Fire Protection Terms You Should Know

Fire Protection Dictionary – 8 Fire Protection Terms You Should Know Whether you are looking into fire protection system installation or are just interested in learning more about fire protection, it may be helpful to know a few key fire protection terms to help communicate your challenges and needs. Here is a quick list of […]

Creepin’ It Real with these Halloween Fire Safety Tips

Costumes, Pumpkins, & Fire Safety… OH MY! Halloween Fire Safety Guide Halloween is a time for sweets, scares, and fun, but do you know how to stay safe? Each year on average, 780 house fires begin from Halloween decorations. More than two of every five Halloween house fires occurred because decorations were placed too close […]

Fire Prevention Week 2022

Fire Prevention Week 2022 On October 8th, 1871, the City of Chicago was devastated by a vicious fire that raged across the city for two days. The blaze, now known as the Great Chicago Fire, took more than 250 lives, 17,400 structures, 2,000 acres of land, and left a lasting impact across the nation. In […]

Black History Month 2022

Black History Month 2022 Black History Month is a time to recognize the accomplishments of African Americans and celebrate their central role in U.S. history. This month we are recognizing Thomas J. Martin who saved the lives of many with his improved fire extinguisher. Martin’s fire extinguisher is attached to a reservoir of stored water. […]

6 of the Most Flammable Household Items

6 of the Most Flammable Household Items U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 350,000 home structure fires per year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The study shows that cooking/heating equipment are the leading causes of home structure fires, but there are many common household items that could increase the risk. […]