Reduce Your Fire Vulnerabilities

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Tips to Prevent School, Church, Healthcare & Retail Fires

fire“In 2014, there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries, and $11.6 billion in property damage.”* October 4-10, 2015 is National Fire Prevention Week. Today, we want to give all of our current and future customer’s tips on how to prevent fires at their site. Every structure is susceptible to a fire, but there are ways to work toward preventing serious loss. Read More

First Responder Series: The Takeaways

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first responderThis week we have heard from three different first responders. Our law enforcement first responder, Lt. Ziesemer, presented us with 3 things law enforcement first responders want us to know. Wednesday, Chief Harrell gave us a glimpse into the rewarding, yet taxing career as a fire first responder. And yesterday, Ryan Stanford, with over 11 years as an emergency medical services responder gave us 3 things that he as an EMS first responder wants the public to know. It is interesting to see the different aspects of these careers that we may not be aware of and simple ways that we can help our first responders. Read More

First Responder Series: Fire

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3 Things Your Fire First Responders Want You to KnowFire First Responder

Yesterday we brought you 3 things that your law enforcement first responders wanted you to know. Today, retired Division Chief Will Harrell, from the Columbia Fire Department has 3 things that he wants to tell you from his 26 years’ experience as a fire first responder:

  1. Like combat veterans, firefighters suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This comes from responding to multiple horrific incidents per year like fires and car accidents. I was a firefighter for 26 years and didn’t notice the evidence of PTSD until after retiring

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