The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) organizes Fire Prevention Week every year to educate the public on important fire prevention and safety steps. This year’s campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Whenever an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.
As we come up on cooler months, it’s important to remember that heating equipment is the leading cause of fires in U.S. homes. According to NFPA, portable space heaters account for 43 percent of U.S. home heating fires and 85 percent of associated deaths. These fires resulted in annual losses of 490 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and $1 billion in direct property damage.
When it comes to fire investigations, involving portable heaters or other causes, our team of engineers have inspected hundreds of cases. With backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil and fire science, our engineers work together for a comprehensive accident investigation.
Our engineers can investigate cases involving fire origin and cause determination in houses and buildings, malfunctions that resulted in fires in vehicles and boats, and fires in mechanical and electrical equipment. We also investigate explosions, sprinkler system designs and malfunctions, and fire alarm failures. Contact us today or submit a case online.
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