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It Takes a Village - and You Can Play a Part in Community Risk Reduction

In our last post, we discussed the village approach to community safety - how everyone in the community has a role to play in preventing fires and responding to emergencies - firefighters, business owners, first responders, and even the general public. Today we are going to share with you a special opportunity that's available through the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), where community members are encouraged to get involved through a Community Risk Reduction (CRR) pilot program.

The Village Approach to Fire Safety in Public

We all know how important it is for everyone to work together in order for things to get done. It takes a whole village for a community to be safe. When we are talking about fire protection and prevention, everyone has a part to play. Firefighters must be prepared to do their job, business owners must make sure their locations are stay for the public, and even we at Certified Flameproofing must be up to the task of protecting our communities. However, the general public also can play an important part in the village approach to fire safety.

An Extra Layer of Protection: Flame Resistant Paint

An accidental fire can start and grow out of control in the blink of an eye.  An oversight, an unfortunate coincidence, just a small action that we had no idea was even hazardous.  In mere seconds, a fire can ignite and become the catalyst to a devastating event. Because the results of fire are so damaging, it’s so important to take every step in our power to prevent them. Some common fire prevention methods are smoke detectors, automatic sprinkler systems, and flameproofed items. But did you know there’s another layer of fire protection you can implement? It’s flame resistant paints and coatings.

Flameproofing and Theater Safety

As those who live in New York, we are fortunate to have exposure to so many theatrical performances. The close proximity of the theater is something we take advantage of - or need to! However, along with some history-making performances, there have also been some history-making fires that have occurred in the theater, such as the Iroquois Theater Fire in Chicago in Chicago and the Brooklyn Theater Fire. Those in the theater industry have taken great pains to ensure that tragedies like those don’t occur again. In today’s post, we’ll be talking about what theater owners need to do to make sure their venues are protected from the threat of fire.

Flameproofing and Hotel Safety

When we stay in hotels while traveling, we rarely think about the behind-the-scenes safety measures that are in place.  We assume that all the details have been taken care of and that the place we are staying has gone through various safety checks. In the past, that hasn't always been the case. The Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta, Georga back in the 1940s is just one example of a tragic fire because of the lack of precautions we take today. Thankfully, we have made a lot of progress since then.  If you've ever been nervous about a fire while you're staying at a hotel, it may put your mind at ease to know that there are certain regulations that hotels must follow in order to be operational. Today we'll talk about a few of those regarding fire safety.

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