How To Put Out Electrical Fire At Home

Though Californians think of wildfires as the main threat to their homes, electrical outlet fires and fires caused by other electrical equipment actually burnt more acres than wildfires did in 2015. Plus, an electrical fire in the home is often a more immediate danger than a wildfire and may lead to panic. The first thing […]

What You Should Do If Caught in a House Fire

Raging flames are ripping through your home – a terrifying sight we all hope we never have to experience. But the reality is that many residential fires occur in the U.S. Cooking equipment alone accounted for an average of 172,100 home fires per year in 2012-2016. Here are tips to escape a fire if one ever occurs […]

Why You Should Hire A Professional For Fire Damage Cleanup

A fire in your home can be a very devastating and dangerous experience. After the fire, many people will first react by wanting to clean up their home. Before you decide to cleanup the property yourself, it may be a good idea to first reach out to a fire damage cleanup company. There are three particular reasons […]

Fire Department Operations – Q & A

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Q. Why are windows broken or holes cut in the roof? A. As a fire burns, it moves upward then outward. Breaking the windows and/or cutting holes in the roof (called ventilation) slows the damaging outward movement, helps remove blinding smoke that obscures the actual fire, and enables fire fighters to fight the fire more […]

Fire Department Operations – Q & A

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Q. Why are windows broken or holes cut in the roof? A. As a fire burns, it moves upward then outward. Breaking the windows and/or cutting holes in the roof (called ventilation) slows the damaging outward movement, helps remove blinding smoke that obscures the actual fire, and enables fire fighters to fight the fire more […]