And kudos to Cal Fire Riverside for an inspirational Valentine message!
And kudos to Cal Fire Riverside for an inspirational Valentine message!
The St. George Fire Department is experiencing higher incidences of building fires so far in the year with several others being deemed cooking fires.
According to the department, firefighters have responded to 27 building fires this year and 11 additional cooking fires that did not spread to the rest of the structure. Of the 27 fires, five are still being investigated and seven originated in the kitchen.
The department says that the kitchen is the room in homes where the highest number of fires originate.
Some appliances may have electrical issues however the most common cause of kitchen fires is lack of attention, according to the department. Fire department officials are urging citizens to pay more attention in order to decrease the amount of kitchen fires.
GuardianSSI Warns Families About Thanksgiving Cooking Fires
10 Tips for Cooking Safety
Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI) warns families that Thanksgiving can be hazardous to their health. More cooking fires are reported on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. About 45 house fires are reported every hour in the U.S., and 60 percent of apartment fires are started by cooking equipment. Sadly, children and the elderly make up the greatest national percentage of injury and death due to household fires.
“Thanksgiving is a special day with relatives, but answering the door to welcome guests can distract even the most careful cook,” said Paul Rouse, GSSI administrative officer. “Alcohol during Thanksgiving celebrations can also add to cooking inattentiveness. Next thing you know, a fire starts consuming the stove, curtains and other flammable material in the kitchen.”
10 tips for Thanksgiving cooking fire safety:
“The time to protect yourself against a range top fire is before it strikes. By simply installing the Guardian, you can rest at ease and party safely.” With the system, a fire can be extinguished in as little as seven seconds (video).
The Guardian is designed to detect and extinguish cooking fires and at the same time
prevents re-ignition. Once it detects heat at a pre-determined temperature, a signal is sent to release the extinguishing agent to suppress the fire and to shut off the gas or electric supply to the stove in order to prevent reigniting. “Whether it is a single home or an apartment at risk, putting the fire out quickly is imperative to minimize damage and injury,” Rouse said.
Protecting families worldwide since 1985, Guardian Safety Solutions International Inc. is the recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems. GSSI’s mission is to develop and distribute quality safety products that provide customers with peace of mind, while protecting lives and property. GSSI manufactures the Guardian III Model G300B, UL and ULC listed with a fuel shut-off.
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GuardianSSI Exhibits at Pennsylvania Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GuardianSSI), the leader in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems, will exhibit at the Pennsylvania Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (PAFED), October 17 – 18, at the Radisson Hotel – Harrisburg, Camp Hill, PA. PAFED is dedicated to companies that have the desire to upgrade the industry to the high standards that are required and the ever-changing regulations that affect the fire industry.
Protecting families worldwide since 1985, GuardianSSI is the recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems. GuardianSSI’s mission is to develop and distribute quality safety products that provide customers with peace of mind, while protecting lives and property. GSSI manufactures the Guardian III Model G300B, UL and ULC listed with a fuel shut-off, among other products. See how the Guardian works here.
Guardian products are designed to detect and extinguish cooking fires and at the same time prevent re-ignition. Once it detects heat at a pre-determined temperature, a signal is sent to release the extinguishing agent to suppress the fire and to shut off the gas or electric supply to the stove in order to prevent reigniting. Whether it is a single residence, apartment, senior housing, dormitory or church, putting the fire out quickly is imperative to minimize damage and injury.
For more information, contact Paul Rouse, Guardian’s administrative officer at 800-786-2178 or visit www.guardianssi.com. Visit on Facebook and Twitter at GuardianSSI.
The University of Kentucky #FireMarshal‘s Office kicks off September’s Campus Safety Month with a dramatic demonstration of how quickly a fire can start in a college dorm room. https://uknow.uky.edu/uk-happenings/uk-celebrates-national-campus-fire-safety-month-blazing-demonstration.
We are observing this important month as well. Read more.
Dallas – September 1, 2017 – Guardian Safety Solutions International, Inc. (GSSI), the nation’s largest provider of range top fire suppression systems, will observe national Campus Fire Safety Month throughout September. The observance was launched in 2005 by the Center for Campus Fire Safety to unite nationwide fire and university officials to improve fire and life safety on campus. In addition to loss of life and injuries from cooking fires, campus cooking fires cause more than $9.4 million in damages each year.
“Most of the parental fears when sending kids off to college concern safety. But, I suspect that many parents rank fear of kitchen fires well below those of drugs, alcohol, crime and other campus issues,” said Paul Rouse, GSSI’s administrative officer. “They shouldn’t. In fact, dear parents, college fires should move up to the top of your list of concerns since 83 percent of college campus fires are cooking related.”
Besides rigorous college courses, there are many demands on young adults’ attention in today’s busy world – texting, emails, friends visiting, the hectic start of college life and possibly alcohol and drug consumption. It’s pretty easy for college kids to start to cook a meal and forget about it. Next thing you know, a fire spreads from a stove or hot plate to curtains and other highly-flammable material in a dorm room or apartment. Putting the fire out quickly is imperative to minimize injury to students and damage to the building and belongings.
Ranges or cooktops accounted for the majority cooking fire incidents. “Prevention is the core of our ‘Guardian Solution’ range top suppression system. That’s why we observe fire prevention all year, not just this month,” said Rouse. “The time to protect college students against a range top fires is before they strike. Once campuses install the Guardian, parents can rest at ease.” He added that off-campus apartment s and student housing kitchens can be retrofitted as well. With the system, a fire can be extinguished in as little as seven seconds (video).
Most college fires are due to lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention. So what can parents do to help minimize risks? Here’s some basic advice to discuss with college students and the college administration.
It’s also a good idea to talk to the head of the cafeteria on campus and dorm manager about fire safety. Make sure that they:
An inexpensive way to prevent tragedies from cooking is to have the college install an automatic range top suppression system over each stove in dorm room cooking areas. They are designed to detect and extinguish cooking fires and at the same time prevent re-ignition. Installed sprinkler systems can also prevent deaths and injuries, as well as reduce millions of dollars in property damage. College life is meant to be a wonderful beginning not a tragic end. Take these steps to protect precious children to ensure a safe and fun college experience.
Protecting families worldwide since 1985, Guardian Safety Solutions International Inc. is the recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems. GSSI’s mission is to develop and distribute quality safety products that provide customers with peace of mind, while protecting lives and property.
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About 45 house fires, including condos, are reported every hour in the U.S., and 60 percent of fires are started by cooking equipment. More than 12 million unintentional home / condo cooking fires go unreported causing 640,000 injuries annually. It just takes minutes for a fire to start https://vimeo.com/66861851.
In addition to the destruction of property estimated at $7 billion per year in the U.S. alone, the National Fire Protection Association reports that 43 percent of people who died in cooking fires were asleep at the time. Developers spend millions building beautiful condo communities with many amenities, but do not consider that distraction and forgetfulness can pose significant dangers to the residents who cook, as well as their nearby neighbors.
Further, with the recession and the concurrent reduction in fire fighter staff seen in cities big and small, it would be smart to stop fires before they start. States should require mandatory range top suppression equipment in new buildings or remodels just like sprinklers and earthquake shut-off valves are now required. These units can be retrofitted as well.
In the meantime, there are some safety precautions that everyone can take to prevent cooking fires:
The Sunderland, MA fire marshal’s office promotes two safety-related messages about avoiding cooking fires:
Stand by your pan. Stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking
Put a lid on it. Should a stove top fire occur, place a lid over it and turn off the heat, and the flames should smother.
This after unattended cooking caused a fire at Cliffside Apartments that sent one to the hospital with smoke inhalation. Spokeswoman Jennifer Mieth said Thursday evening that “an individual noticed the fire start, but suffered smoke inhalation after entering the room to try and put it out. That person was transported to the hospital.” Read more here http://www.gazettenet.com/a1-sunderland-fire-cause-11800077.
A cooking fire forced dozens of people from the Willows of Springdale apartment complex after resident Kristen Shephard said she was cooking and then fell asleep. Cooking fires often happen when a person starts to cook, walks away from the stove to watch TV, take care of a child or drink too much alcohol and then falls asleep.
The U.S has about 166,000 cooking fires per year. According to the United States Fire Administration, your risk of death from fire increases significantly as you get older. As many as 1,100 Americans ages 65 and older die each year as the result of a home fire.
This fire in Cincinnati demonstrates the risks not just to the person cooking but to apartment dwellers close by as well. The message is, when you cook, stay by the stove. Read more here.